Freeholders seek candidates for Brookdale’s Board of Trustees

brookdale logoThe Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders have opened a search for a new member of the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees.

“This is a terrific opportunity for a resident to take a dynamic role at New Jersey’s best community college,” said Freeholder John P. Curley, liaison to the college. “Brookdale needs leaders who will help steer the future course of this quality, affordable higher education institution.”

Applicants should be interested in taking an active leadership position as a Trustee of Brookdale Community College and be knowledgeable in the opportunities and challenges of higher education. This unpaid position is for a term of four years.

“We welcome the participation of community members in helping to lead Monmouth County’s community college,” Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. said. “I cannot stress enough the importance of post-secondary education and its role in strengthening our workforce and our local economy.”

An applicant must be a resident of Monmouth County for at least the last four years, and must not be an elected public official.

Interested individuals should submit a resume to the Brookdale Trustee Search Committee c/o Marion Masnick, Clerk of the Board, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Hall of Records, 1 East Main St., Freehold, NJ 07728.

All resumes must be received in the Clerk of the Board’s office by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.

Prior applicants are urged to update their resumes even if they are still on file and to express their continued interest.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Brookdale Community College, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | 11 Comments »

11 Comments on “Freeholders seek candidates for Brookdale’s Board of Trustees”

  1. Steve said at 6:51 pm on July 10th, 2014:

    Any trustee applicant should be asked the question: Should Brookdale have a building named in honor of an criminal, specifically Harry Larrison?

    This should not happen at a public institution where youth are forming their values and preparing to become future leaders.

    Why havent the current trustees and freeholders corrected this?

  2. @Steve said at 10:30 am on July 11th, 2014:


    What was Larrison convicted of?

  3. Steve said at 11:01 am on July 11th, 2014:

    There is no question that Larrison abused his public position. For instance he used a high level and highly paid County bridge inspector as his person driver. That person was also his “bag man” for cash donations.

    Larrison handed our County construction projects to his “friends and family”

    He died before being brought to trial, but the evidence is clear to even the blind, that Larrison misused his office. One of his charges is below…

    v. :
    HARRY LARRISON, JR. : Magistrate No. 05-8080 (MCA)
    Between in or about 2001 and in or about 2003, in Monmouth
    County, in the District of New Jersey, and elsewhere, defendant
    did knowingly, willfully and corruptly accept and agree to accept
    $5,000 and more in cash from the Developers intending to be
    influenced and rewarded in connection with a business,
    transaction and series of transactions of the County of Monmouth
    involving a thing of value of $5,000 and more.
    In violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections
    666(a)(1)(B) and 2.

  4. @ Steve said at 12:53 pm on July 11th, 2014:

    So he was convicted of a crime?

  5. @Steve said at 3:22 pm on July 11th, 2014:

    So I take the silence as a “no” he never was convicted of a crime?

  6. @steve said at 4:19 pm on July 11th, 2014:

    He would have been had he not died.

  7. monmouth girlName (required) said at 4:28 pm on July 11th, 2014:

    @steve – he would have been? Fortune teller? Can you send me the next power ball numbers and who is going to win the next superbowl?


  8. @ Steve 2 said at 8:15 pm on July 11th, 2014:

    “let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

    The guy screwed up, yes. But he did a HELL of a lot of good for that college. I suggest it wouldn’t be what it is without him.

    Jim Granelli

  9. Getting boring said at 10:14 am on July 13th, 2014:

    for some who never knew the man to sign on to that overly hackneyed, trite, jealous and plain wrong APP and Dem attack. JG is correct: there simply would not even BE a Brookdale were it not for Dir. Larrison, period. Getting that lovely farmland for the county, building it, continually improving it to become the premier community college of this state was no accident. As for the man, not one of us is a perfect human being- but, there are many reasons he was so popular and successful for so long: you could not find a more generous and compassionate person to run a county. In business, he extended credit to families who could not pay, to keep their families warm with his coal and oil. He employed people and kept them off the unemployment lines. He was always planning more improvements and county services- thinking of the ” little guys and gals coming years down the road.” At the end of his life, suffering from cancer and undergoing severe treatments, he still came into the office, ran the business, listened to all the problems, settled disputes, and made good decisions for the county: that he was betrayed by the most trusted in his life at the end,was a travesty- something his daughters and grandsons did not deserve-an amazingly strong person physically and mentally,we also watched him endure the sad cancer deaths of his youngest daughter and wife, yet manage to keep it all together- and still get more done than most politicians ever will-where else in NJ do you get the quality of our college, the parks, the libraries,ferry and marina- and many other unique services- each of which the man played a large part in creating-and, by the way, were it not for his vision, you’d be paying a lot more money every month to dispose of your garbage- because he thought handling our own here would be cheaper- it is, by far! I hope the self- righteous, p.c., and mean among us,who never knew the man, never succeed in removing his name from one of the places he was a driving force behind- and today, we can also thank his two lovely grandsons, his heart and greatest joys, for serving our country now, as well!

  10. Bill said at 12:22 pm on July 13th, 2014:

    Yes Harry did a lot of good but so did Ray Kramer.They work side by side in getting things done for years.This is one Democrat who like harry.may he and Ray RIP.

  11. Steve said at 3:43 pm on July 15th, 2014:

    Harry Larrison was a crook. He misused his public office for his personal gain and the gain of his family and friends. This is offical misconduct.
    He accomplished some good things, but so did most politicians that were also guilty of official misconduct. Richard Nixon was very successful in that regard.
    To say there would be no county community college without him is crazy. There is one in almost every county.
    I have heard from the horses mouth, how Larrison would rig public building contracts for his friends and family. It is just wrong and a misuse of his public position. Taking bribes is wrong. Using a county employee as a personal driver is misconduct.
    Jack the ripper had a family that loved him. That doesn’t make him an honorable man, and neither is Larrison.
    He should not be honored witha building bearing his name in the presence of students developing their personal moral standards.
    The Trustees and the Freeholders have an obligation to fix that.