Senior Staff Profiles
Derry Harper, Inspector General and Director of Compliance
Derry Harper serves as the Inspector General and Director of Compliance, a new position established to meet the mandate of providing leadership in the promotion of accountability, integrity, and efficiency in audit and compliance matters for the Board and throughout the State University System.
Mr. Harper most recently served as Chief of Internal Audit and Investigation for Citizens Property and Insurance Corporation. Prior to that, he served for over four years as Chief Inspector General for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. In that role his responsibilities included oversight and management of the 17 executive agency Inspectors General.
Before his return to public service, Derry spent 12 years in the private sector as corporate counsel for BellSouth Corporation handling a variety of legal matters including litigation and employment cases. He is a former federal and state prosecutor, having served as an Assistant United States Attorney and an Assistant District Attorney General, all in Nashville, Tennessee.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law, Derry proudly proclaims his allegiance to Davidson College, his undergraduate alma mater, where he serves on the Board of Trustees.