The Central College parents’ council represents all parents of current Central students and serves in an advisory capacity to president Mark Putnam and the senior management team on campus. The council members act as a resource to prospective parents, too. Our mission is to make sure the educational environment is maximized for each student and to represent the views of Central parents in student-related matters. The group meets once each semester with the next meeting scheduled for Fall 2014.

To be considered for appointment to the parents’ council contact Mary Benedict, assistant director of alumni relations, at 800-447-0287 or send an e-mail

Please contact us with any questions you might have about Central College or the college experience from our viewpoint. You’ll notice some of us double as Central College alumni!

Class of 2015

Mike and Jill Allen
(Courtney ’15)
Grinnell, Iowa

Amy Davis

(Jordan ’15)
Verona, Wisc.

Michael ’83
and Lisa Hicks
(Isabel ’15)
Alamo, Calif.

Tony ’88
and Debra Huegel
(Emily ’13, Alicia ’15, Ashlyn ‘15)
Bettendorf, Iowa

Mike ’86 and Dawn De Boer Kleis ’86

(Alex ’12, Drew ’15)
Pella, Iowa

Derrick and Julie Lynch

(Caleb ’15)
Olathe, Kansas

Class of 2016

Ken and Laurie Kroymann
(Kyle ’16)
Solon, Iowa

Tod and Lori Pike

(Jay ’16)
Solon, Iowa

Leo and Jill Villalobos
(Josh ’16)
Altoona, Iowa

Ross and Rhonda Zetterlund
(Reagan ’16)
Keokuk, Iowa

Class of 2017

Heidi Brown
(Zach ’17)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Tom and Lisa Ewing
(Ben ’17)
Waukon, Iowa

Jody and Angie Harris
(Makenzie ’17)
Waverly, Neb.

Nancy Hayer
(Bianca ’17)
Adel, Iowa

Brad and Cheryl McKown
(Judson '14, Jane '17)
Independence, MN

Sherri Sciarrotta
(Micaela ’17)
Newton, Iowa

Matt ’91 and Sandy ’91 Scotton
(Kora ’17)
Newton, Iowa

Tom and Terry Simmons
(Emma ’17)
Davenport, Iowa

Class of 2018

Marty '92 and Kristen '92 Chipps
(Austin '18)
Ankeny, IA

Rita '80 and Mike '75 Gardner
(Erin Gardner Riker '02,
Daniel '16, Matt '18)
West Des Moines, IA

Mary and John Hale
(Adam '12, Molly '16, Alex '18)
Mt. Vernon, IA

Tracy Liptak
(Huma '18)
Fairfield, IA

Randy Lubbers
(Elyse '18)
Lake Crystal, MN

Lynn Oldham
(Alexis '18)
Lombard, IL

Debra Phipps
(Mitch '18)
Norwalk, IA

Cleola Rhymes
(Classie '18)
Chicago Heights, IL