Sanders to lead Center for Maritime Policy

New London — Capt. Richard W. Sanders, a member of the permanent commissioned teaching staff at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a professor of chemistry, has been named director of the Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy.

“Capt. Sanders is ideally suited to bring the interdisciplinary focus to our new center,” Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz, academy superintendent, said. “His intellect, teaching skills and leadership reflect the finest aspects of our faculty and I am delighted he will lead CMPS. I fully expect he will build upon the past efforts of our interim directors and exceed my expectations.”

Sanders, a 1987 honors graduate of the academy who received his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Connecticut in 2002, previously served as associate dean of academics, chairman of the science department and chief of the chemistry section.

“I am honored to be selected as the director of the Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy and to advance its national and international value, reputation, and prominence,” Sanders said. “I am particularly committed to championing and leveraging the interface of maritime policy and science.”

The center aims to foster education, research and innovation in maritime policy and strategy.

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