Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance

Deborah L. Thomas

Deborah L. ThomasDeborah Thomas joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2006 and serves as Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance. In this role, she is responsible for all campus facilities, budget, human resources, information technology, finance/business services, security and legal service. More than 600 people are included in these departments.

Before becoming vice chancellor for business and finance, Thomas served as the senior associate vice chancellor. She has been with UNMC since 2006, when she joined as associate vice chancellor for finance and business services.

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.