Department of Academic Affairs
Derek Ellis is the current Director of Academic Affairs. He is from Glenville, NY and is a sophomore at the University, double majoring in Criminal Justice and Sociology. He hopes to continue on to Law school and become a lawyer. His past experiences in the Student Association include interning for the Academic Affairs office and serving as the Assistant Director for the Department as well.
Derek is heavily involved on campus and is a member of many different groups and organizations. He serves on Conflict Resolution's Judicial Board, participates as a member of the Albany Student Dining Advisory Committee, and is an active member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International. Derek also participated in the Emerging Leaders Program as a freshman and returns each semester as an Emerging Mentor to help the current class of Emerging Leaders. He is also employed by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at the University, where he works as a Fire Protection Assistant to protect and serve the University.
Looking ahead, Derek is planning on doing a lot with the department this year, especially in regards to helping to bridge the gap between students and faculty at the University. He is also ready and willing to help assist students with academic concerns, and helping to plan and promote any academic related events. If you have any questions, Derek can be easily reached through his office hours or by email.
Director of Academic Affairs