Currently President of Brookdale, Dr. David M. Stout, who was Brookdale’s chief student services officer and vice president for student success from 2015-2017, joined the college as a learning assistant in 1997.

Throughout his 20-year Brookdale career, Dr. Stout has worked as a student counselor, a full-time faculty member, department chair of the psychology and human services department and dean of the college’s Freehold campus.

As vice president for student success, Stout oversaw nearly all of Brookdale’s student services offices, including recruitment, registration, financial aid, counseling, career development, athletics, and veterans services. He has also served as a member of Brookdale’s senior executive leadership team and the president’s cabinet.

Outside of Brookdale, Dr. Stout has served as an adjunct faculty member at Monmouth, Rutgers, Kean and Thomas Edison State universities.

He holds a Ph.D. in behavioral medicine and health psychology from Northcentral University, a master’s degree in psychological counseling from Monmouth University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Richard Stockton College, now known as Stockton University.

At the time of his initial appointment to the Board, as Interim President of Brookdale, Board of Trustees Chair Carl Guzzo Jr. said, “Dr. Stout has an outstanding set of qualifications and the detailed knowledge of Brookdale gained through his more than 20 years of service to the college. The board is confident that Dr. Stout is the right person to lead Brookdale and is looking forward to working with him during his tenure as interim president.”

Stout responded: “Thanks to the support of our Freeholders and the efforts of our trustees, faculty, administrators, and staff, Brookdale will continue to focus on the success of our students during this transition period.”

Update: In June 2018, Dr. Stout was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees as Brookdale’s 7th president.