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MARAD Rear Admiral Michael Alfultis (leff). SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime College President RADM Alfultis to Retire in 2024

Mike Schuler
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September 5, 2023

After serving as President of SUNY Maritime College for nearly a decade, RADM Michael Alfultis has announced his intent to retire in July 2024.

During his tenure, he focused on replacing the training ship Empire State with the first National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV), which is expected to be delivered in the coming weeks. The project involved years of effort on behalf of RADM Alfultis and various stakeholders.

Rear Admiral MICHAEL A. ALFULTIS, SUNY Maritime Academy
Rear Admiral MICHAEL A. ALFULTIS, SUNY Maritime College

“I am deeply grateful for their dedication in seeing this lengthy project through to its fulfillment and I am thrilled for all the students and faculty who will enjoy a new learning experience aboard the very first, technologically advanced purpose-built training vessel,” said RADM Alfultis.

When RADM Alfultis became Maritime College President in 2014, he prioritized reconciling with the Fort Schuyler Maritime Alumni Association, resulting in a SUNY-approved Memorandum of Agreement with the Maritime College Alumni Association that resulted in increased alumni engagement and support for students. The establishment of the Maritime College Foundation resulted in increased support for SUNY Maritime College from alumni and individual donors.

Under RADM Alfultis’s leadership, Maritime College developed a Strategic Plan that led to successful Middle States Accreditation and campus transformation through capital improvement projects, philanthropic contributions, and offshore wind and sustainability initiatives. He also worked to form the President’s Council on Campus Climate and Culture at SUNY Maritime College, working towards creating a healthy, safe, and inclusive environment, with a focus on improving campus climate, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“Maritime College is a healthy, safe, and inclusive environment, on campus and at sea, where everyone is respected and valued,” said RADM Alfultis.

RADM Alfultis also recognizes the work that needs to be done to position Maritime College for success in the future and intends to work with faculty, staff, and students to address challenges and identify new opportunities. “My motto in the coming year will be Full Speed Ahead!” he said.

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