Michael A. Alfultis
Dr. Michael A. Alfultis was named the 11th president of SUNY Maritime College by the SUNY Board of Trustees in June 2014. A retired U.S. Coast Guard captain, Dr. Alfultis previously served as the director and chief administrative officer of the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus.
Dr. Alfultis has more than 20 years of undergraduate teaching experience and 13 years of academic administrative responsibility at both military and civilian institutions of higher education. His background includes service as an operations officer and navigator on a U.S. Coast Guard cutter; maritime safety and security; Coast Guard Academy faculty member and academic department chair; and senior administrator at a flagship university.
Dr. Alfultis graduated with honors from the Coast Guard Academy in 1982 with a degree in Marine Science. He later earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Washington (1987) and a doctorate from the University of Rhode Island (1997), both in Oceanography.