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Dave Riker

Dave Riker

Dave Riker has more than 40 years of experience in engineering, facilities management, and construction. He served as the Senior Facilities Officer (SFO) for the University of Texas at San Antonio for fourteen years, before accepting the challenge of building an online facility management graduate certificate and master’s degree program. Before coming to UT-San Antonio, Mr. Riker served four years as the Facility Manager for Experimental Science Facilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, after serving as the Los Alamos County, NM, Public Works Director for nine years. Riker also served 14 years in the United States Air Force as a Civil Engineering Officer involved in construction and maintenance at various military installations throughout the world.

Riker holds master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and in Systems Management from the University of Southern California- and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University. He is a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).

Dave Riker has long been a proponent of achieving excellence in all areas of facilities management. As a result of more than ten years of sustained efforts to achieve excellence, the University of Texas at San Antonio was awarded the 2016 APPA Award for Excellence, the highest honor in higher education facilities management. In 2017, UTSA Facilities was awarded the inaugural “Stars Across Texas” Award for Facility Management Excellence from the Texas APPA (TAPPA).