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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 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 supervises the staff of the following offices within the Student Affairs Division: Student Disability Services, Fellowships and Prizes, Student Academic Mentor (SAM) program, Pre-Health Advising, and Pre-Law Advising. Liz's supervisor is Dean of StudentsTomoko Sakomura.

To reach  Dean Liz, please email ( or call (610-328-8475). Dean Liz speaks Spanish, English and Cape Verdean Creole. Se habla español. Ta fala krioulu di Cabo Verdi.