Colleen Wright-Riva

Colleen Wright-Riva

Colleen Wright-Riva is director of dining services at the University of Maryland. Colleen has more than 25 years of experience in the foodservice industry. At the University of Maryland, she leads a team of over 2,100 employees, overseeing one of the largest self-operated collegiate dining programs in the country. Under her leadership, the University of Maryland Dining team has launched major initiatives to reduce food insecurity on campus, improve sustainability outcomes and increase student engagement and satisfaction. In 2019, the University of Maryland became the first university in the world to sign on to the Cool Food Pledge, making a commitment to lower its food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2030. Colleen was recognized by the University System of Maryland for exceptional contributions to the institution in 2015. Colleen holds a bachelor of science degree from the College at Brockport, State University of New York. (College Park, MD) @umddining