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President Mark Putnam has been published in three countries including China and Mexico and in major markets in the United States through The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, The Chicago Tribune, Change Magazine, The Des Moines Register, The Sport Digest,, The Cedar Rapids Gazette and more.

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Fall 2021 Announcements

Midterms have come and gone and it’s hard to believe just five weeks remain in the fall semester! We have a lot to celebrate from the fall semester so far …

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Central Continues to Focus on Affordability

Committed to affordability and our students’ experiences, the Central College Board of Trustees has approved our tuition, room and board price for the 2022-23 academic year.

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Welcome Back for Fall 2021

I hope this note finds you enjoying a wonderful summer as you prepare to return to campus in just a few short weeks.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Central, we have a heart for others. This shared characteristic continues to be more important than ever.

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A Culture of Inclusion

Central College is investing time and resources on diversity, equity and belonging in an effort to help the college community deepen its understanding and knowledge of racism and its impact on life and culture.

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A Time for Reflection

In response to events at the U.S. Capitol, we are called to personal and collective reflection.

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Return to Campus Health Initiative

Over the past two months, we have been busy preparing for the arrival of our students on campus in August. The college has engaged in significant research and effort with the goal to help Central resume our mission of educating tomorrow’s leaders with maximum safety.

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President Mark Putnam Featured on STEM Podcast

STEM Essential podcast

Central College President Mark Putnam joined the STEM Essential podcast to discuss the importance of STEM in higher education.

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We Must Do More

We must all do our part to advance the kind of community that will represent Central’s deepest values.

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Civitas: We’ve (Almost) Been Through This Before

Central College President Mark Putnam

Central has weathered much in its 167-year history.

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