President Dr. David M. Stout of Brookdale Community College has been recognized as one of the top influencers in Higher Education in the region, earning a coveted spot on the ROI Influencers Power List for 2024. Among the honorees, President Stout stands out as one of only three Community College Presidents acknowledged for their contributions to education and community development.

“Brookdale Community College is continually lauded for its academics and for its affordability,” ROI editors wrote. “New Jersey has long been known for having one of the top K-12 education systems in the country. The most recent U.S. News & World Report college rankings showed the state can match all others in higher education, too. This list honors those who are helping to develop the next generation of talent.”

Recognized by Niche and as a leader in community college education, coupled with over 45 worldwide transfer agreements, underscores Brookdale’s commitment to providing students with seamless pathways to achieve their academic goals, whether locally or globally.

President Stout’s vision and dedication are evident in the innovative programs spearheaded at Brookdale. Among these initiatives is a groundbreaking program designed to empower adult students with disabilities, providing them with essential workplace skills and opportunities for personal growth. This inclusive approach reflects Brookdale’s commitment to fostering diversity and accessibility in education.

Brookdale’s investment in cutting-edge facilities such as the Esports Arena and Cyber Defense Education Center underscores its commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements and industry trends.

“I am honored to be named by ROI-NJ in the Influencers Power List and to be among an exceptional group of colleagues,” expressed President Stout, reflecting on his recognition and the collaborative efforts advancing student success. “Brookdale remains steadfast in supporting our students’ academic and professional endeavors, thanks to the unwavering dedication and support from our community. This acknowledgment is shared with all who contribute to our mission.”