LINCROFT, NJ – Dr. Henry Cram of Long Branch and Paul Crupi of Ocean were sworn in as the newest members of the Brookdale Community College board of trustees during the board’s Nov. 20 annual meeting in Lincroft.

Cram, a former teacher, college instructor and school superintendent, is current president of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools’ (MSA) Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.

In his nine-year career with the MSA, Cram has visited and worked with schools in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

He formerly served as director of professional development for the New Jersey Association of School Administrators and is a past recipient of the Education Best Practices Award from the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE).

Cram holds a doctorate in educational administration from Rutgers University, a professional diploma in educational administration from Fordham University and masters and bachelors degrees from Montclair State College and William Patterson College, respectively.

Crupi currently serves as legislative liaison for the NJDOE. He has previously worked as special assistant to the NJDOE’s chief of staff and as a policy advisor in the Office of the Governor.

A lifelong Monmouth County resident, Crupi holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Cram and Crupi replace outgoing trustees Lucille Jones and Brian Butch, both of whom had served on the board since 2005.