California State University Maritime Academy President Michael Dumont will discuss current challenges facing the Maritime Academy. As you know many CMA graduates are today leading figures in California’s maritime community.
California State University (CSU) Interim Chancellor Jolene Koester appointed retired Navy Reserve Vice Admiral Michael J. Dumont to serve as interim president of California State University Maritime Academy.
“Vice Admiral Dumont possesses an extraordinary breadth and depth of specialized knowledge and skills that align with the unique needs of the California State University Maritime Academy,” said Koester. “Over the course of his illustrious careers in both the military and the civil service, he provided sage guidance to military leaders and governmental officials at the highest levels and has demonstrated superlative leadership skills. He will undoubtedly be a tremendous asset to Cal Maritime and its cadets, faculty and staff, as well as the maritime community more broadly.”
Dumont most recently served as deputy commander, U.S. Northern Command and vice commander of NORAD where, under the direction of the president of the United States and the secretary of defense, he was responsible for overseeing the protection of North America, providing homeland defense, maintaining cooperative security relationships, and supporting state, local and tribal authorities.
His teaching experience includes having served as a military instructor pilot, and as a legal instructor for the National Advocacy Center, the National College of District Attorneys, and the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council. He has also served as a guest lecturer for several institutions including the University of Southern Maine, the University of Idaho, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the University of New Mexico.
Dumont earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine, a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, a Master of Science from the National War College, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His husband, Scott, is employed as a corporate strategist.