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DePaul University names Richard Wiltse vice president for Facility Operations

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DePaul University Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Sherri Sidler announced Rich Wiltse has been named vice president for Facility Operations, effective March 20.​​

Wiltse has served as the interim vice president since Oct. 31, 2022,​ and has worked for DePaul his entire career. The university first hired him to work in the library when he was an undergraduate student. He then became a full-time associate in housing before he had even completed his bachelor's degree.

Rich Wiltse
Rich Wiltse is DePaul University's new vice president for Facility Operations after serving in the role on an interim basis since Oct. 31, 2022. (DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)
“Rich has served the university well in his interim capacity. His deep and extensive knowledge of the university will help to move us forward as we reexamine our physical spaces,” Sidler says.

In the role, Wiltse oversees Facility Operations in the Loop and Lincoln Park; project management and construction; Public Safety; the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center; and administrative operations including Parking and Shuttle Services, Print and Mailing Services, the bookstores and Document Services.​

He has been a leader in Facility Operations for a decade, first serving as director of Facility Operations for the Loop Campus. In 2017, he was promoted to oversee operations on both campuses.

Along with his bachelor’s degree from DePaul, he also holds an MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in operations management.

"I am driven by the thought of building a stronger, more collaborative and more creative version of DePaul to serve future generations of students," Wiltse says.​​