Interim Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance

Deborah L. Thomas

Deborah L. ThomasDeborah Thomas joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2006 and serves as Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance.  In this role, she oversees the finance and business infrastructure for the campus including: general accounting, sponsored programs accounting, purchasing and materiel services; recycling; student housing; mail services; printing, risk management; real estate rental and acquisition; and the campus bookstore.

Before joining UNMC, Thomas spent seven years as the Assistant Vice President for Administration for the University of Nebraska, Central Administration.  Her career also includes over 20 years in state government including serving as Policy Secretary for the Nebraska Health and Human Services System, Director of the Department of Administrative Services and Director of several individual agencies within the Health and Human Services System, including Medicaid.  She also served as Committee Counsel for the Nebraska Legislature as well as lobbying for the City of Lincoln.

Thomas graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University and earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.