In the News
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.
Preparing the next generation of engineers
President Mark Putnam spoke with the Des Moines Business Record about how Central College works with Iowa manufacturers to offer a liberal arts approach to engineering. Read more.
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.
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. Read more.
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.
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. Read more…
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. Read more.
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. Read more.
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.
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. Read more.
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.