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You’ll find coverage of President Mark Putnam in a variety of places. From radio to podcasts to newspapers and magazines, people in Pella, Iowa, Washington, D.C., Mexico and around the world have all taken interest.

Central’s Putnam named first president of new Pella economic leadership board

Central College President Mark Putnam was appointed president of the Pella Area Community and Economic (PACE) Alliance Board of Directors. Read More.

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Higher ed leaders in Iowa weigh Trump’s proposals

President Mark Putnam spoke with The Des Moines Register and Iowa City Press-Citizen about what a Trump presidency may mean for higher education.

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How Openly Political Should College Presidents Be?

President Mark Putnam weighs in on the role of college presidents in today’s political climate. Read more.

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Central College Gives Students a Taste of Iowa

Central College was featured in The Des Moines Register. Read President Mark Putnam’s assessment of Central’s efforts around food, sustainability and the people who make all the difference.

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Is new funding model disrupting Iowa’s ‘higher learning ecosystem’?

President Mark Putnam spoke with Jeff Charis-Carlson of The Des Moines Register and Iowa City Press-Citizen about Iowa’s funding formulas, public policy and higher education.

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Iowa governor’s STEM council launches new seal of approval

President Mark Putnam presented on behalf of the Iowa Governor’s STEM advisory council executive committee on the STEM seal of approval.

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Iowa Press

President Mark Putnam was a panelist on Iowa Press, a television show on Iowa Public Television, Feb. 20-22, 2015. Mark and two other presidents from the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU) were asked to represent private, liberal arts colleges and talk public policy issues surrounding the Regents funding formula.

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Regulations Increase College Costs

Editor Steve Woodhouse of the Journal Express in Knoxville interviewed President Mark Putnam and Vice President for Finance and Administration/Treasurer Margaret Tungseth. Discussions centered around cost and affordability of higher education in relationships with rules and regulations.

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In Depth with Dr. Bob Leonard

President Mark Putnam and Mary Strey, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, spoke with Dr. Bob Leonard of KNIA/KRLS for his program In Depth. The topic was the future of sustainability at Central College and increased commitment to it made possible, in part, by a grant.

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Power Roundtable – Des Moines Business Record

Central College President Mark Putnam was one of five experts invited to a Des Moines Business Record panel discussion on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in the state of Iowa. President Putnam serves on the Governor’s STEM advisory executive committee.

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