My president, my dad: Emma’s view

February 13, 2012

Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 12, 2012.

The inevitable conversations surrounding the fact that my dad is the president of Central College started the very first day of orientation and continued throughout my entire fall semester on campus. People would ask, “Where are you from?” and I would reply that I am originally from Boston but now live with my family in Pella. Read more

About the Author

I'm the lucky individual who carries the title, 21st president of Central College in Pella, Iowa. My wife Tammy and I have two beautiful daughters, Emma and Greta. Passionate about higher education and the issues facing it and the world today, I hope to invoke an engaging conversation with all who are ready to dig in, make a difference and build for the future. Share your thoughts. I'm listening and interested.