Parent Council

The Central College parent council represents all parents of current Central students and serves as a resource to president Mark Putnam and the senior leadership team on campus, and to prospective parents, as well.  Members also assist the college by participating in admission events such as Scholar Days and volunteering at Homecoming.  Our mission is to make sure the educational environment is maximized for each student and to offer a parent perspective in student-related matters. The group meets once each semester on campus.

To be considered for appointment to the parent council contact Carol Williamson, vice president for enrollment and student development at 641-628-7667 or email

Parent Council 2017-18

Class of 2018

Marty Chipps with son Austin
Marty ’92 and Kristen ’92 Chipps
(Austin ’18)
Ankeny, Iowa
Rita and Mike Gardner
Rita ’80 and Mike ’75 Gardner
(Erin Gardner Riker ’02, Tyler Riker ’03
Daniel ’16, Matt ’18)
West Des Moines, Iowa
Mary and John Hale
Mary and John Hale
(Adam ’12, Molly ’16, Alex ’18)
Mt. Vernon, Iowa
Tracy Liptak
Tracy Liptak
(Huma ’18)
Fairfield, Iowa
Randy Lubbers
Randy Lubbers
(Elyse ’18)
Lake Crystal, Minn.
Vince and Denise Mandi
Vince and Denise
Mandi(Vince ’14, Devin ’15, Alex ’18)
Winterset, Iowa
Lynn Oldham
Lynn Oldham
(Alexis ’18)
Lombard, Ill.

Class of 2019

Tom and Patti Daft
Tom and Patti Daft
(Kathryn [K. E.] ’19)
Clive, Iowa
Mike and Sherri Guiter
Mike and Sherri Guiter
(Cami ’19)
Bloomfield, Iowa
Nathan '93 and Brenda '92 Terpstra Huisman
Nathan ’93 and Brenda ’92 Terpstra Huisman
(Natalie ’19)
Pella, Iowa
Kristi Schiroo
Kristi Schiroo
(Ben Rockswold ’19)
Plato, Minn.
Matt and Sandy Scotton
Matt ’91 and Sandy ’91 Scotton
(Kora ’17, Hannah ’19)
Newton, Iowa
Eldonna Skahill '78
Eldonna Skahill ’78
(Emma ’19)
Earlham, Iowa
Rob and Karen Winters
Rob and Karen Winters
(Hobs ’19)
Clinton, Iowa

Class of 2020

Tim and Janelle Cox with daughter Shayla
Tim and Janelle Cox
(Shayla ’20)
Louisville, Neb.
Jon Folsom with son Corbin
Jon and Julie Folsom
(Corbin ’20)
Champaign, Ill.
Mark and Sonya Peterson with son Grant
Mark and Sonya Peterson
(Grant ’20)
Ames, Iowa
Tim and Monica Rouse
Tim and Monica Rouse
(Beth ’20)
Durant, Iowa
Dave and Kathy Smith
Dave and Kathy Smith
(Carter ’20, Cody ’20, Cal ’18)
Orland Park, Ill.

Class of 2021

Bill and Courtney Boschma with son David
Bill and Courtney Boschma
(David ’21)
Olathe, Kan.
Holly Dommer
Holly Dommer
(Christopher Hensley ’21)
Ottumwa, Iowa
Hollie England with daughterDariyn Fergus
Hollie England
(Dariyn Fergus ’21)
Ottawa, Ill.
Mark and Deanna Long
Mark and Deanna Long
(Anna ’21)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Bill and Jane Wonderlich with son Cody
Bill and Jane Wonderlich
(Cody ’21)
Pleasant Hill, Iowa