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.

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.


Power Roundtable – Des Moines Business Record

Central College President Mark Putnam was one of five experts invited to a Des Moines Business Record panel discussion on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in the state of Iowa. President Putnam serves on the Governor’s STEM advisory executive committee. The full panel discussion – the first of the Power Roundtable videos – and story are available here.


In Depth with Dr. Bob Leonard

Dr. Bob Leonard of KNIA/KRLS in Pella interviewed Mark Putnam, Central College president, on the significant challenges facing smaller, private colleges nationwide and how Central is responding. Listen to the podcast here


In Depth with Dr. Bob Leonard

Dr. Bob Leonard of KNIA/KRLS interviewed Mark Putnam, Central College president, for the 10th in a 10 part series on Back to School. What’s important in order to be successful in college and life after college?


Green Credentials: Central Nationally Ranked

Green Credentials: Central Nationally Ranked, Television, WHO TV 13, Des Moines, Iowa, interview, feature, May 16, 2013.


In Depth with Dr. Bob Leonard

In Depth with Dr. Bob Leonard, Radio, KNIA/KRLS, Pella, Iowa, featured appearance, Diversity at Central College, April 17, 2013.


Let’s Talk Pella

President Mark Putnam talks with KNIA/KRLS about tuition and higher education.


The One to Count On

President Mark Putnam Comments on Central’s Lockdown Procedure

KNIA/KRLS interviewed President Mark Putnam Dec. 19 about Central’s processes in locking down the college when an incident was unfolding near campus Dec. 17. Read more


Mission-Driven, Market-Smart

Inside Higher Ed, August 15, 2012

In the face of concerns about market constraints on tuition, liberal arts colleges are starting to promote existing strengths to new groups, including corporate partners. Read reporter Kevin Kiley’s piece featuring Central College


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