LINCROFT, – Eight Brookdale Community College administrators have been selected to lead the college’s newly redesigned academic and student services divisions, which will be rolled out this year as part of a campus-wide reorganization.
The appointments, announced to the college community on Jan. 20, include four academic deans, a new Freehold campus dean and a new dean of enrollment development and student affairs.
“We are creating a college experience that is more supportive, more streamlined and more in tune with the needs of our students,” said Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy. “These appointments move us one step closer to that goal, and everyone involved is excited to get to work.”
David Stout, current dean of Brookdale’s Freehold campus, has been appointed to lead the college’s new Student Success division, which will house services such as admissions, advising, athletics, veterans services and career and transfer services.
Richard Pfeffer, dean of enrollment development and student affairs at Brookdale, will take over as dean of the Freehold campus. Both Stout and Pfeffer will assume their new roles on Feb. 2.
Three college deans have also been selected to lead Brookdale’s new academic “institutes,” which will align related disciplines at the college and provide students with a comprehensive system of academic and career support.
The college’s new Humanities Institute will be led by Dr. Carl Calendar, current dean of Brookdale’s English and reading division. The new Health Sciences Institute will be led by Jayne Edman, current dean of sciences and health science at Brookdale. The new Business and Social Science Institute will be led by Patricia Gallo, current dean of business and technology.
An internal search is being conducted for the dean of the college’s new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Institute. Mathematics division Dean Teresa Healy will serve as interim dean until the search is complete.
William Burns, dean of Brookdale’s arts and communication division, has also been appointed to lead a division overseeing the college’s new “Innovations Hub” and Brookdale’s First Semester Experience program. Social science and education Dean Franklyn Rother will head up the college’s new Weekend and Evening Education division.
In the coming months, deans will work collaboratively with department chairs, faculty and staff to create long-term priorities for each division. Each institute will create a two-year assessment plan that will be shared with the campus community beginning this April.
The redesigned divisions are expected to create clearer pathways for student success and eliminate redundancy among many college programs.
Beginning on Jan. 22, faculty and administrators impacted by the college’s reorganization will have the opportunity to apply for new positions in the redesigned divisions. Whenever possible, openings will be filled by existing employees.
The reorganization will be implemented by July 1.