Liz Derickson '01
Associate Dean of Academic Success
Liz Derickson '01 is the Associate Dean of Academic Success. She works individually with students who face academic dilemmas. Student academic dilemmas include struggling academically, finding an academic major, managing health/personal issues, or returning from a leave of absence. Dean Liz is the assigned dean for all new transfer students, and for a sub-set of sophomores, juniors and seniors.
In collaboration with academic departments and other colleagues across campus, Dean Liz coordinates the process by which students apply for academic majors - the Sophomore Planning process. In collaboration with campus partners, Dean Liz coordinates programming that supports the academic well-being of all students.
Dean Liz oversees the staff of the following offices within the Dean's Division: Student Disability Services, Fellowships and Prizes, Student Academic Mentor (SAM) program, Pre-Health, and Pre-Law. Liz's supervisor is Assistant Vice President and Dean of Academic Success Tomoko Sakomura.
To reach Dean Liz, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org), call (610-328-8475), or stop by her Parrish West 109 office. Dean Liz speaks Spanish, English and Cape Verdean Creole.