Dr. David Stout was sworn in as Brookdale’s seventh president on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, after having served the college as interim president during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Dr. Stout, who was Brookdale’s chief student services officer and vice president for student success from 2015-2017, first 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 supervised nearly all of Brookdale’s student services offices, including recruitment, registration, financial aid, counseling, career development, athletics, and veterans services. He also served as a member of Brookdale’s senior executive leadership team and on the president’s cabinet.
Beyond Brookdale, Dr. Stout has been 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.
“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,” said Brookdale Board of Trustees Chair Carl Guzzo Jr. “The board is confident that Dr. Stout is the right person to lead Brookdale.”