Central College President Mark Putnam speaking to a class of incoming students.

Phenomenal Cosmic Power

Freeing students from the expectations of others is one of the most rewarding aspects of higher education.

Feb 8, 2019

Central College President Mark Putnam

Planning at the Speed of Change

Planning can be perilous: our assumptions about the future are rooted in the present and informed by the past.

Nov 27, 2018

Central College President Mark Putnam poses for a photo with the first two graduates of Central's engineering program.

It’s a Bit Messy

The path to success can get a bit messy. But that’s OK. It’s part of the journey.

Aug 14, 2018

Mark Putnam, Central College President

The Central Difference

It’s always a unique privilege to see guests in our midst who have no prior experience with the college.

May 17, 2018 | 1 Comment

Students walk near the former library (now Lubbers Center for Visual Arts) in the early 1960s.

Through the Arcs of Time

Seen through arcs of time, our great institutions have evolved gradually for a very good reason—in higher education, we tend to protect that which matters most.

Feb 19, 2018

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