Central College President Mark Putnam


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Presidential Service

Mark is active in local, regional and national efforts to advance education, including the college’s priorities, and promote economic and community development. He has been Central's president since 2010.

  • American Rivers Conference
  • Executive committee of the Future Ready Iowa Alliance
  • Executive committee of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council
  • Greater Des Moines Partnership
  • Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Iowa Campus Compact
  • Iowa College Foundation
  • Iowa College Student Aid Commission
  • Iowa Work-based Learning Advisory Board
  • NCAA Division III
  • Pella Area Community and Economic Alliance
  • Student aid committee of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Conversations About the Future

Conversations About the Future

From time to time I am asked, “What keeps you up at night?” The answer is not what people generally expect.

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