Wall Township resident Daniel Becht was sworn in as the newest member of the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees during the board’s monthly public meeting in Lincroft on April 18.
An accomplished attorney with years of experience in government and public service, Becht serves as executive director of the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority and counsel to the Newark Central Planning Board.
He is also a commissioner of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and has previously served as vice chairman of the New Jersey Lottery, chairman of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Authority, and a commissioner of the New Jersey Law Revision Commission and the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority.
Becht lives with his family in Wall and is the proud father of three Brookdale alumni.
“It was a great experience for my children,” said Becht, after being sworn in. “All of their credits transferred to their respective colleges and they claimed some of their Brookdale courses were even more challenging. I’m very impressed with the college, and this is a board I am truly proud to serve on.”
Becht was officially welcomed to the board by Brookdale President Maureen Murphy and Board of Trustees Chair Carl Guzzo Jr., who said he was excited to welcome a new, qualified professional to the board of trustees.
“Trustee Becht has a lot to the offer the board, and he has already begun serving as a member of our Finance and Facilities Committee,” said Guzzo. “We are happy to welcome him here tonight.”
Becht was appointed to a four-year term on the board. He replaces former Brookdale trustee William Dalton, who served on the board from 2013 to 2017.