Past director for Purchasing and Business Services is new ASU Sustainability Operations Officer

John Riley, former executive director of Purchasing and Business Services and university chief procurement officer for Arizona State University, is now the associate vice president of University Business Services and the university sustainability operations officer. Riley replaces Ray Jensen, who retired in March.

"I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with such an outstanding group of dedicated professionals," Riley says. "Together, we will deliver exciting sustainability initiatives, such as powering our Central Plant with biogas or generating electricity from biomass."

Riley is now responsible for overseeing business operations like parking, licensing, materials procurement, and university stores in addition to advancing ASU's sustainability initiatives.