Cadets in Makerspace


The Division of Cadet Leadership and Development provides the Corps of Cadets an inclusive, developmental, and holistic academy experience through programs, services, and an environment that inspire leadership with a global perspective.


In addition to institutional values of Dedication, Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility and Trust, the Division of Cadet Leadership and Development values creating an inclusive community, cadet wellbeing, and unwavering support for the Corps of Cadets.


Cadet Leadership & Development Annual Report September 2022


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Campus Life

Cal Maritime, the smallest campus of the California State University (CSU) system, offers students a distinctive campus community as the only maritime academy on the West Coast. In addition to the hands-on education received in the classroom, the campus offers a plethora of opportunities for cadets to lead, learn, and thrive. It provides a safe environment that encourages a sense of belonging and teamwork, responsibility, discipline, professionalism, maturity and attention to detail -- qualities highly prized by the companies and organizations that hire our graduates.

Campus Life Departments


Office of Cadet Leadership and Development

Contact Information

Kathleen McMahon HeadshotVice President for Cadet Leadership and Development
Dr. Kathleen McMahon
(707) 654-1168
Office Hours : Thursdays 4-5pm
Please contact Macel Santos to schedule 


Confidential Assistant
Macel Santos
(707) 654-1190

Interim Title IX Coordinator 
Kimberly Anderson
(707) 654-1460