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Dr. Diane Golzynski - Deputy Superintendent, Finance and Operations

Dr. Diane L. Golzynski is Deputy Superintendent for Finance and Operations for the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).  She began her role early in 2023.  Prior to that, she was the Director of the Office of Health and Nutrition Services (OHNS) at MDE since 2018.  Dr. Golzynski has been a dedicated civil servant for over 20 years serving as the state Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Coordinator, Michigan Team Nutrition Consultant, Administrative Review and Training Grant Consultant, and then the Assistant Director and Director of OHNS.  Prior to entering state service, Dr. Golzynski served as an assistant professor at California State University, Fresno and lecturer at Michigan State University (MSU).

Dr. Golzynski is passionate about assuring adults create environments where the children of Michigan can be their best, do their best, and attend school where they are safe, healthy, and ready to learn.  Diane grew up on a crop farm in Michigan’s thumb and is a proud graduate of Sandusky High School.  An avid Spartan, Dr. Golzynski earned her bachelor’s degree in dietetics and PhD in Extension and Agriculture Education from MSU with an emphasis on distance and adult education.  She completed her master’s degree in food and nutrition and her dietetic internship to become a registered dietitian at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Golzynski loves to run in her spare time while listening to audio books.  She can often be found adding extra miles as the book is too good to stop.