A single, dedicated space to serving alumni has been part of the Naval Academy’s strategic plan because it will produce clearer lines of communication between the Yard and the alumni groups supporting midshipmen.
“To recognize the importance of the role our alumni play in providing a level of excellence we need to ensure that our alumni center is a world-class one as well.”
- ADM Samuel J. Locklear, ’77, USN (Ret.), Chair, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees
The proposed facility, with bucolic views of College Creek, will be just a few steps from the Yard. It will include indoor and outdoor event space, an alumni lounge conference rooms, on-site parking and enough office space to house Alumni Association, Foundation and Athletic & Scholarship Programs staff under one roof.
While the concept for the project dates back more than a decade and was codified in the Naval Academy Strategic Plan 2020 and the Alumni Association and Foundation’s strategic plan, moving from concept to completion takes dedication to execute the project as a priority for the Academy and its alumni. The Center project is impacted by multiple stakeholders including the Alumni Association Board of Trustees, the Naval Academy Foundation Board of Directors, Athletic and Scholarship Programs Trustees, a joint alumni advisory panel, the Maryland Historic Trust, the U.S. Navy, the Naval Academy and the City of Annapolis.
The Alumni Center will bring all of the organizations’ staff and resources under one roof off King George Street. The center will be able to accommodate several alumni events simultaneously.