Office of Institutional Research

Douglas Riga

Data Warehouse & Analytics Manager, Institutional Research

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 moved to the Web Services department where he continued his portal work and took on the management of Microsoft SQL Server at Xavier. In 2011, he switched 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.  In 2020, he entered his current role as part of Institutional Research.
Doug has worked with a wide variety of platforms including Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Tableau and database architecture and design.






Business Intelligence, Database Administration, Systems Integration, Linux/Windows System Administration

First Year at Xavier




  • BS Information Technology, University of Phoenix

Work Experience

  • 2011 - 2020, 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)


  • 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