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Michael Alfultis

President at Maritime College, State University of New York


Before he became president of SUNY Maritime College in 2014, Rear Adm. Michael Alfultis had a long career as a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard, as an operations officer and navigator on a U.S. Coast Guard cutter, and as an educator and U.S. Coast Guard Academy faculty member. He has also been director and chief administrative officer of the University of Connecticut’s marine and maritime campus.

He’s spent more than two decades teaching undergraduate students and 13 years in academic administrative positions in military and civilian higher education. Alfultis brings his unique perspective and dedication to his leadership position at the Fort Schuyler institution as his goals include securing funding for new national security multimission vessels and scholarships for students.