“I enjoy getting to know the incoming class. I’ve watched some of our students progress from the day they were interviewed to becoming faculty members here.”
Torri Keever began her career at the dental school as the coordinator in the Office of Student Services. During the past 11 years, Torri has ascended through the ranks and now serves as the senior advisor for admissions. In her current role, Torri is responsible for the administration of student applications, notifying and providing support for each incoming class and managing several special events for the department.
"I handle about 140 new students every year and I enjoy getting to know the incoming class," Torri says. "I've watched some of our students progress from the day they were interviewed to becoming faculty members here."
Torri also manages aspects of the school's housing, from coordinating the lottery for the Post Street apartment building to pairing each student with a roommate and facilitating their leases. She also serves as a property manager of sorts for 22 units that the school leases in the Presidio.
"I appreciate the diversity in my job," Torri says. "I personally get to work with a lot of different groups both inside and outside of the school and I really enjoy it."
In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities, Torri finds time to volunteer at dental school events, such as Pacific Pride Day, an open house for prospective students, and the biennial Kids in the Klinic fashion show, which supports oral health care for socioeconomically disadvantaged children. It's that dedication to creating sound relationships throughout the dental school community that makes Torri such an integral part of her department's success.
"Torri takes a personal interest in our students and that's a great asset," says Dr. Craig Yarborough, associate dean and former associate dean for Student Services. "She really epitomizes the humanistic culture here and makes a lasting impact on future Dugoni School alumni."
When she's not processing housing applications or helping incoming students get settled, Torri enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeremy, and two daughters, Brooklyn and Kayce. Torri and her family live in Novato, California.