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Retired Admiral Named Vice President for Finance

Retired Admiral Named Vice President for Finance

05/19/2015 

Retired Admiral Named Vice President for Finance

David M. Duryea, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, joined SUNY Cortland as vice president for finance and management March 2. As the College’s chief financial officer, Duryea ensures financial solvency through development, oversight, planning and implementation of appropriate fiscal policies. He provides leadership, vision and direction for the Business Office, Facilities Management and Human Resources and is campus liaison to the Auxiliary Services Corporation and the SUNY Cortland Child Care Center. He also serves in President Erik J. Bitterbaum’s Cabinet. 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. 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.