Retired Navy admiral to speak at SUNY Cortland

The following is a republished press release…to submit a community announcement, email Peter Blanchard at pblanchard@cortlandvoice.com.


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CORTLAND, N.Y. – SUNY Cortland will celebrate Veterans Day with a short ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 11, featuring remarks from David M. Duryea, a retired rear admiral in the U.S. Navy who is a vice president at the College.

Sponsored by the College President’s Office, the event takes place at 3 p.m. in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge. It is free and open to the public.

The half-hour ceremony and reception immediately following in the Margaret A. “Peggy” Curry ’52 Main Lobby will provide an opportunity for SUNY Cortland students, employees and community members to thank veterans for their service.

Duryea, currently SUNY Cortland’s vice president for finance and management, joined the college in March.

A career submarine officer, Duryea possesses more than 30 years of executive leadership and management expertise.

He commanded the nuclear powered submarine USS Florida. As commander of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, he led 6,500 civilian personnel in 15 locations across the U.S. and overseas while overseeing a $1.6 billion budget.

Duryea is a certified Department of Defense program manager and has extensive experience working with Congress, local government, unions, law enforcement, industry, international partners, university research laboratories and federally funded research and development centers. He is a member of the Naval Submarine League and the Military Officers of America Association.

A native of Orchard Park, N.Y., Duryea earned a B.S. in geomechanics from the University of Rochester’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and an M.A. in administrative sciences from George Washington University.

He attended executive education courses at the Naval Post Graduate School, University of Virginia Darden School of Business and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

For more information, contact the President’s Office at 607-753-2377.


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