President Mark Putnam greets students during Welcome Week in August 2020 with enthusiasm for learning and safety measures for navigating campus during the pandemic.

It’s Complicated

The advance of technological innovation and globalization are yielding greater societal complexity. At the same time some things seem easier for the same reason. Suffice it to say … it’s complicated.

Jan 15, 2021

President Mark Putnam and a 2020 Central graduate.

Resilience in Challenging Times

Central College turns to resilience in an ever-changing world of uncertainty.

Nov 13, 2020 | 1 Comment

Central College President Mark Putnam

We’ve (Almost) Been Through This Before

Central has weathered much in its 167-year history.

May 20, 2020

Central College President Mark Putnam smiles during the annual Endowed Chairs Conference.

A Faculty Is a Learning Community

At Central, we are blessed with a remarkable faculty.

Feb 14, 2020

Left to right: Mark Putnam, president; Keith Jones, Mark and Kay DeCook Endowed Chair in Character and Leadership Development and professor of psychology; Anne Williamson ’20; and Parker Majerus ’20 field questions from the media at a news conference announcing Central’s new annual tuition price.

Leading With Our Values

Central College’s values are part of what drew me to the college nearly a decade ago.

Nov 15, 2019

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