Vice President for Operations, Executive Assistant to the President
Robert Riggs serves as vice president for Campus Operations /(Chief Operating Officer), and executive assistant to the president. Robert oversees the operations activities of the Dallas campus including Housing, Food Service, Book Center, Security, Maintenance, Facilities and Plant Operations, new construction, and Campus Services, which includes mail distribution and the Copy Center. In his president’s office role, Robert coordinates the strategic planning efforts of the seminary and serves as an extension of the president to the Board as well as to the employees of the Seminary. Robert earned a bachelors of science from Texas A&M University in industrial engineering, and two masters degrees: a masters of arts in business administration from the University of Dallas (in operations management) and recently a master of arts (in Christian Education) from Dallas Theological Seminary.
After a successful management career with local Fortune 500 companies (PepsiCo, Rubbermaid, Halliburton, and Wal-Mart) Robert transferred his business background to DTS. He has coordinated the strategic planning efforts for the Seminary and has been a leader in the development of the comprehensive capital campaign currently in process.
Robert serves as an elder at Faith Bible Church of DeSoto, Texas, where he has attended for over 20 years. He enjoys spending time watching his three boys play sports and loves playing soccer, sailing, and being outside with friends whenever possible. He has been married for 21 years to his wife, Patti, and has three boys — Ian, Aaron, and Ben. They reside in Cedar Hill, Texas.