Mr. Douglas Riga

Mr. Douglas Riga

Senior Database Administrator, Application Services

ML 2311
1630 Herald Ave.

Phone: (513) 745-3237

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  • BS Information Technology, University of Phoenix

Work Experience:

  • 2011 - Present, Sr. Database Administrator
  • 2009 - 2011, Sr. Web Systems Engineer
  • 1999 - 2010, U.S. Navy Reservist
  • 2004 - 2009, Portal Systems Administrator
  • 2003 - 2004, NOC Operations Manager
  • 2000 - 2003, IT Manager
  • 1998 - 2000, Sr. Network Administrator
  • 1988 - 1998, U.S. Navy (Active Duty)

Awards, Honors, & Certifications:

  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) - SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) - SQL Server 2008
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) - SQL Server 2005
  • Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC)
  • Linux+ Certified Professional
  • Certified Novell Administrator (CNA)
  • Linux+ Exam Subject Matter Expert

First Year at Xavier University:



Database Administration, Systems Integration, Linux/Windows System Administration, Web Development


Doug brings over 20 years as an information technology professional working in higher education, telecommunications, and government contracting.  His career at Xavier started in Fall 2004 in Application Services as the Portal Systems Administrator for the MyXU portal.  During his time with Application Services, he led the effort to integrate Banner, MyXU, and Blackboard.  In 2007, he transitioned to the Web Services department where he continued to manage the MyXU portal and took on the management of Microsoft SQL Server at Xavier.  In 2011, he transitioned back to Application Services as a Senior Database Administrator to manage all of Xavier's SQL Server infrastructure as well as assist in the management of the critical reporting and analytics systems.
Doug has worked with a wide variety of platforms and web development technologies including Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, HTML/CSS, PHP, SQL, CAS, database architecture & design, and web applications development.

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