New Trustees Welcomed

Central College board of trustees announced three new members. Dan De Cook, Tim Heerema and William Rankin started their terms July 1. Board members provide vision for Central’s future and meet on campus twice per year.

Dan De Cook '95

Dan De Cook ’95 is co-CEO of Heritage Lace in Pella and also serves on the Marion County Bank board of directors, Pella Plan Steering Committee and Mark and Kay De Cook Foundation.




Tim Heerema '88

Tim Heerema ’88 is co-CEO of Heritage Lace in Pella. He grew up in Pella and attended Central for two years before transferring to Arizona State University. After graduation, Heerema attended law school at the University of Iowa, earning his J.D. degree in 1992. Heerema returned to Pella and practiced law for five years before taking a position with Heritage Lace.



William Rankin '69

William Rankin ’69, is president of Wm. L. Ranking Consulting in Seattle. After studying psychology at Central, Rankin served in the military and received his Ph.D. degree in experimental psychology from Washington State University in 1976. He worked for Battelle Seattle Research Centers and Boeing before starting his consulting firm. He has served on advisory councils for alcoholism and drug abuse, as well as Central’s National Advisory Council.


Two board members, Ken Braskamp ’65 (below left) and Terry Garvin ’72 (below right), were named emeriti trustees.

Ken Braskamp '65Terry Garvin '72

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