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Liz Derickson '01

Associate Dean of Academic Success


  2. Phone: (610) 328-8475
  3. Parrish Hall 109
Liz Derickson

Liz Derickson '01 is the Associate Dean of Academic Success. She works individually with students who experience 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 ( or call (610-328-8475). Dean Liz will be working remotely for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. Dean Liz speaks Spanish, English and Cape Verdean Creole. Se habla español. Ta fala krioulu di Cabo Verdi.