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Vice President for Student Affairs

Stephen J. Kreta

Steve Kreta Head ShotSteve Kreta has been at The California Maritime Academy for nearly 30 years. As a proud graduate of the class of 1979, he sailed as an engineering officer in the United States Merchant Marine for a number of years before returning to San Jose State University for graduate study and to Cal Maritime as a faculty member teaching an array of engineering and technology courses. He has held a number of positions on campus, including Professor, Department Head, Academic Dean and Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs. 

As Vice President for Student Affairs, Steve now works closely with students, faculty and staff in a broad array of student life and activities on the Cal Maritime campus. The VPSA works closely with the offices of the Commandant of Cadets, Dean of Students, Athletics, Center for Engagement, Teaching and Learning, Housing and Residential life, Health Services and Campus Enterprises. Steve also serves as the campus representative to the Council of US Maritime Academies.

Steve Kreta received a B.S. degree in Marine Engineering Technology from The California Maritime Academy and a M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from San Jose State University. Along with being a Professional Mechanical Engineer, State of California, he is also a Chief Engineer, U.S. Coast Guard, Steam, Motor, and Gas Turbine Vessels, Unlimited Horsepower, and a Certified Plant Engineer.

Steve and his wife Angie have three children, all either graduates or current students of different campuses of the California State University.