President

Rear Admiral Michael Ratliff

Prior to moving into the nonprofit higher education sector in 2000, Mike Ratliff served a distinguished 30-year naval career, retiring as Director of Naval Intelligence. He served at every level of responsibility including seven years at sea. As the Navy’s top intelligence officer, he was responsible for 17,000 personnel and a budget of $1.9 billion. Admiral Ratliff received his bachelor’s from Towson University, studied as a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics, was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Johns Hopkins, and a Capstone Fellow at the National Defense University.