Tessa Derickson

Tessa Derickson
Senior Business Systems Analyst

Assists and supports the Office of the Registrar in planning, implementing, and defining processes for special degree programs and special projects.  Particular focus on the Duke/Duke Kunshan joint degree and the establishment of all academic record management activities for Watts School of Nursing.


Tessa now calls North Carolina home after relocating with her family from the Midwest. She joined the OUR staff in the Spring of 2019. She previously served as Registrar at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Originally from North Dakota, Tessa received her bachelor’s degree from Valley City State University (ND) and her MBA from the University of Sioux Falls (SD). In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family. The family shares a love for sports, the outdoors, and family game night.