Derek has more than 26 years of experience primarily in housing and dining services at Kansas State University as well as the University of Georgia. Recently promoted to the Assistant VP for Student Life with responsibility for the Health Center, Counseling Center, Child Care Center and Recreation Center. Has participated in more than $200 Million in new construction and $40 Million in renovations in the past 10 years. Served on the leadership team that lead the university master plan and north corridor university/city master plans. Actively involved in ACUHO-I having taught primarily facilities management topics at the CHO Institute, National Housing Training Institute, South African Housing Training Institute, and recently elected to the ACUHO-I Board as the Facilities and Physical Environment Director.