On March 24th in a memorable evening hosted by NBC Reporter & Award-winning Journalist Brian Thompson in support of the Wall Township Public Schools, Brookdale Community College President Dr. David Stout was presented the Excellence in Community Leadership Award by the Crimson Knight Foundation.  

Three awards were presented to persons whose outstanding accomplishments in their professional and vocational fields have had a lasting impact on the Wall Township schools and community. Dara Brown, a News Anchor for NBC News, received the Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Wall Township Public Schools Nursing Staff received the Meritorious BOE Employee Award. 

The Excellence in Community Leadership Award was presented to Dr. Stout by the Director of Monmouth County Commissioners, Tom Arone, and Commissioner Nick Dirocco. In addition, the Brookdale Board of Trustees and staff members were all present to congratulate him.

A group of people wearing suits and ties with man holding award in the center of the group. All are wearing a smile.

A member of the Wall Class of 1992, Dr. Stout has been a leader in our community for many years. He was selected as Brookdale Community College’s 7th President in May 2018. Prior to his selection, Dr. Stout served in various roles at Brookdale, including Vice President for Student Success, Dean of Enrollment Development & Student Affairs, Dean of the Freehold Campus, Department Chair, and Professor of Psychology & Human Services, Student Development Specialist, and Learning Assistant.

As President, Dr. Stout has enacted strategies to predict and influence enrollment trends. In addition, he has addressed facility needs, analyzed and controlled expenditures, updated major institutional strategic plans, built financial reserves, and developed programs that address Monmouth County residents’ needs. 


About the Crimson Knight Foundation

The Crimson Knights Foundation (CKF) is a 501(c)(3), a not-for-profit foundation created to support excellence in primary school education in the Wall Township Public School District. The CKF funds programs and purchases over and above what the school district provides to maintain the excellence of facilities and opportunities in the Wall Township Public Schools. In addition, the CKF supports restoring, maintaining, and building Crimson Knights pride.