Jaclyne W. Boyden, a senior administrator at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been named deputy dean for finance and administration at the School of Medicine, effective November 1.

Boyden, who served as vice dean of administration and finance at the UCSF School of Medicine from 1992 until last year, has worked in academic medicine for more than 30 years, serving as associate dean at the State University of New York at Stony Brook from 1988 until 1992. At Yale, Boyden will oversee a financial operation that totaled more than $750 million in income and expenditures for the year ending June 30, 2004. She comes to New Haven from a slightly larger, public institution with an operating budget of $893.7 million in 2003.

“I am absolutely delighted to have Jackie join us in this new role,” said Robert J. Alpern, M.D., dean of the medical school and Ensign Professor of Medicine. “She possesses strong financial skills and has gained considerable experience in her similar position at UCSF.”

Boyden said her focus will be on supporting the school’s three missions of research, education and clinical care and on helping to realize goals set by Alpern and President Richard C. Levin. “My job here will be to make sure there is an administrative infrastructure in place to support the missions and make improvements possible,” she says. “On the financial side, there is seldom enough money to do everything that we might want to, but it will be my priority to ensure that the dean has accurate and reliable information so we are able to match resources with his strategic vision.”