Diana Kubik has been appointed as the interim executive director of the Faculty Student Association (FSA). Kubik’s appointment was announced by Richard J. Gatteau, vice president for Student Affairs and president of the FSA Board.
“I am confident that Diana will continue to engage and strengthen our team, work collaboratively to build a strategic plan for FSA, and expand our partnerships,” stated Gatteau.
Kubik joined FSA in July as chief financial officer and has demonstrated strong leadership, relationship building and problem-solving skills. In her new expanded role, she now oversees all of FSA’s operations on west campus, Stony Brook Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton, Southampton Hospital and at Long Island State Veterans Home.
Her commitment to helping students has already been demonstrated by her new ideas for food service options at Stony Brook Southampton. “My main focus is to provide an exceptional experience for all Stony Brook students and improve the essential services we provide for everyday living,” explained Kubik.
Kubik comes to Stony Brook University as a visionary leader with more than 30 years of experience in business development, finance, information technology and human resources and believes that the most valuable asset of an organization is the people. “FSA has a great team in place to support students and the campus community, and Diana’s leadership and non-profit experience positions her well to advance the services FSA provides to all of our constituents,” said Gatteau.
Prior to joining FSA, Kubik served as chief operating officer and finance director at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, a non-profit community education agency that offers local and affordable skills training for educators, youth leaders, human service personnel and parents. In addition to overseeing all financial matters, she collaborated with program areas to develop and refine their strategic plan to assure the most efficient use of financial resources, streamlined workflow systems to lower administrative costs, and lead the finance, payroll and grant management teams.
During her 26 years as chief financial officer for New York Label & Box Corp, a packaging manufacturer, she established extensive accounting procedures, orchestrated comprehensive system implementations that improved quality while lowering overhead costs, continuously fine-tuned internal processes to optimize productivity and led workforce training programs to empower staff to be all that they can be.
Kubik is a graduate of LIU Post with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and earned her Master of Business Administration, MBA Technology Management at SUNY Polytechnic Institute as well as a Doctor of Psychology, Human and Organizational Psychology (PsyD) from Touro University.