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School of Medicine Columbia

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Derek Payne

Title: Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration
Department: Office of the Dean
School of Medicine Columbia
Phone: 803-545-5229

Educational Trust
15 Medical Park

Derek Payne


Derek Payne joined the executive team at the USC School of Medicine Columbia in 2016 and was named Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration in 2018. Payne oversees the day-to-day financial/budget operations of the School of Medicine and its facilities’ operations. He advises the executive dean regarding financial and business affairs. He also serves as the executive director for the USC School of Medicine Educational Trust and works with the USC associate vice president for business and finance and medical business affairs. 

The assistant dean for administration and finance serves as the chief business officer, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for academic support functions for the School of Medicine, and as such is responsible for the management of all financial functions planning, budgeting, controlling, accounting, reporting, as well as the management of facilities planning and physical plant operations, auxiliary services and other support services.

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