Nancy Derrick

Director of Finance and Personnel

Department of Student Life
University of South Carolina


Phone: 803-777-3015

Fax: 803-777-4874

Office: Russell House, Suite 115

As director of finance and personnel for Student Life, Nancy Derrick serves as chief operating officer for the department. She handles the management of all funding sources and the distribution of funds to ensure effective and maximum utilization of resources and compliance with university policies and procedures.  She manages all personnel-related activities to ensure equity and equality. Nancy also supervises the departmental administrative coordinator, the assessment coordinator and Student Legal Services, Student Life’s newest service.

Nancy came to USC in February 2004 after previously working for the South Carolina Department of Education.

At Carolina, Nancy works with the Staff Enrichment Committee. She previously supervised staff in the Office of Student Organizations when they received a bronze NASPA Excellence Award for the online student organization management system. NASPA is a professional organization for higher education administrators in student affairs.

Nancy earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management and Marketing and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of South Carolina.

Nancy’s favorite thing about working in Student Life is the diversity of people and experiences. She says the best part of her job is that no two days are exactly alike!