The Faculty Student Association Inc. (dba Campus Dining and Shops) is a private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that contracts with the University at Buffalo to provide a variety of services, including dining, catering, concessions and convenience stores. The FSA has no state support and is responsible for generating revenue to support its services and fund major capital improvements. The FSA is governed by a 12-member board that includes at-large directors, students, faculty and staff.

Our primary purpose is to offer a variety of high quality, high value, and innovative dining options designed to fit the varied lifestyles and nutritional needs of the University community. Serving foods from local growers, striving to achieve sustainability, and expanding the availability of dining choices are ways that we enrich the dining experience. We challenge our experienced and knowledgeable employees daily to provide exemplary customer service.

Campus Dining & Shops is a multi-unit company employing over 1300 people. In addition to providing the University’s dining services, CDS also serves the UB community through management of the UB Card Office, Campus Catering, Retail and Convenience Stores, and Vending.

In our day-to-day operations we rely on inherent core values: quality items, value prices, environmentally friendly settings, ethical treatment of all, and conducting all phases of our business with integrity.

Main Office

Richmond Quad, Suite 126
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14261-0050
Tel: (716) 645-2521
Fax: (716) 645-3990
Executive Director:
Eric Blackledge

Card Office (North Campus)

1 Capen
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 142618
Tel: (716) 645-6344
Fax: (716) 645-3948
Manager: Martha Nelson

Card Office (South Campus)

1 Diefendorf, Room 114
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 142154
Tel: (716) 829-3682
Fax: (716) 829-2888
Manager: Martha Nelson

Campus Dining & Shops

Executive Director

Eric Blackledge

Assistant Dining Directors

Nicole Dell, Claudio Russo, John Bottorff

Dining Administration


Raymond Kohl

Retail Operations

General Manager

Jennifer Rose

Human Resources


Lauren Brantley


Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Nowaczyk

Accounting Manager

David Birkemeier

UB Card Services


Martha Nelson

Information Technology

Interim Director

Collin Hames

Table Tents

Campus Dining & Shops (CDS) provides 6-sided table tents that are used as an advertising tool for student organizations and university departments. They are to advertise on-campus events, i.e. group meetings or recruitment, department or organization events, which are open to all students. They are not to be used to advertise non-university off-campus events.

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Contact Us

Fax your order form to us at (716) 645-3990, or call Ray Kohl at (716) 645-2308 with questions.