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Liz Derickson '01

Associate Dean of Academic Success

Contact

  1. Email:ederick1@swarthmore.edu
  2. Phone: (610) 328-8475
  3. Parrish West 109
Liz Derickson

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. 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, Liz coordinates the process by which students apply for academic majors - the Sophomore Planning process. In collaboration with campus partners, Liz coordinates programming that supports the academic well-being of all students.

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.