Ethan Orr ’94

Brother Ethan Orr is the Executive Director of Linkages, a statewide
organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities and Veterans find
employment, a State Representative, a small business owner and a faculty member
at the University of Arizona. Initiated into Kappa Sigma in 1994, Ethan completed
two undergraduate degrees and a Masters of Public Administration from
the U of A and has taught in the Political Science Department for over 12 years.
Last year his non-profit agency helped 855 people find employment. Ethan is a
freshmen member of the Arizona State House of Representatives and serves as the
Vice Chairmen of the Higher Education and Workforce Committee, as well as a
member of the Judiciary and Energy and Natural Resources Committees.

He has also served as the Director of Economic Development for the City of South Tucson, and a Council Aide and the Director of the Empowerment Zone for the City of Tucson. At both cities he created programs that received national recognition for there effectiveness. He has served on a number of Boards including the Joint Legislative Task Force on Homelessness, The Governor’s Rehabilitation Advisory Council, and the Greater Tucson Leadership Council, Ethan has been married for 12 years and has three wonderful children, all of whom love going to U of A games and being part of the Wildcat Family.

For Ethan Kappa Sigma was about more than friendship, the relationships
that he built in the fraternity are still an important part of my life almost 20
years later. Ethan credits Kappa Sigma with helping him develop leadership and
inter personal skills. As a student Ethan was extremely involved in the campus
community, including serving on the ASUA Senate, Kappa Sigma was the foundation
of his campus involvement and the part of student life that he enjoyed the