Derickson said his decision to leave UNC for Duke was influenced by both personal and professional factors, and came after much discussion and deliberation.
“In general this isn’t about choosing Duke over UNC,” he said. “I leave UNC with so much appreciation for everything the school did for me, but this opportunity is pretty unique. It’s a step up for me that registrars don’t often get.”
Derickson said his new position at Duke is different from anything at UNC and a perfect fit for his interests.
Allison Legge, who has worked at the University for 14 years and served as the senior associate director for enrollment and undergraduate admissions for the past three years, has been named the interim registrar.
Stephen Farmer, vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions, said he is excited for his friend and former colleague’s new position.
“I think it was a hard decision for him,” he said.
“He’s told me that he’s excited for his new opportunity, so it’s hard to not be excited for a friend when he’s going to a new and different opportunity that he wants and that makes sense to him at this point in his life.”