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.

Financial aid delays cause uncertainty for students and universities

Central College President Mark Putnam talks with Iowa Capital Dispatch on the impact of FAFSA delays. Read more.


New initiative inspires more collaboration between Central College and Pella

President Mark Putnam discusses details of “Imagine More: It’s Central to Pella,” a partnership between Central College and Pella, Iowa, with Iowa Capital Dispatch. Read more.


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.

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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. 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.


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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