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Central College

Central College

Central College of Pella, Iowa is a private, four-year, residential liberal arts college of 1,100 students. Central is known for its academic rigor, leadership and character formation, global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and sustainability education, athletics and service. Central welcomes new students with open arms, feeds their open minds with opportunities for exploration and self-discovery and provides educational and co-curricular experiences designed to open doors of opportunity to them for a lifetime. Founded in 1853, Central values its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference.

 

Pella is a thriving community of more than 10,000. It is famous for its annual Tulip Time Festival, its Dutch letter pastries and its fully-functional 1850s-style windmill. Pella is located just minutes from Red Rock Lake, Iowa’s largest lake, and is the corporate headquarters of several international companies, including Vermeer Corporation, Pella Corporation and Precision Pulley and Idler, Inc. (PPI). Niche.com includes Pella on Best Places to Live in Iowa, Safest Places to Live in Iowa and Best Places for Millennials in Iowa 2018 lists.

Pella and Central are active parts of the Greater Des Moines region – a region ranked:

  • No. 1 Best Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report, 2017.
  • No. 1 Most Popular City for Millennial Homebuyers by Lending Tree, 2018.
  • No. 3 Best Place to Live with a Low Cost of Living by Business Insider, 2017.
  • No. 5 Best Place for Business and Careers by Forbes, 2017.
  • No. 7 Place Jobs Will Be in 2018 by Forbes, 2017.
  • And dozens of other top rankings.

 

The college and Pella community are members of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, a regional economic and community development organization.

 

AAUP Compensation Survey Data
Central College

FULL PROFESSORS
$78,200
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
$64,500
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
$56,600
INSTRUCTORS

Jobs at Central College

  • Campus Ministry Coordinator

  • Pella, IA
  • Category:: Campus Services Department:: Campus Minsitries Locations:: Pella, IA Posted:: Sep 21, 2020 Closes:: Open Until Filled Type:: Full-time Abou

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  • Assistant Volleyball Coach

  • Pella, IA
  • Category:: AthleticsDepartment:: AthleticsLocations:: Pella, IAPosted:: Aug 24, 2020Closes:: Open Until FilledType:: ExemptAbout Central College:Found

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  • Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Development

  • Pella, IA
  • Category:: AdministrativeDepartment:: Student DevelopmentLocations:: Pella, IAPosted:: Aug 18, 2020Closes:: Open Until FilledType:: ExemptAbout Centra

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Central College Announcements

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  • Ellie Burns

    Director of precollege programs

    Date Announced: November 21, 2019
  • Michelle Wilkie

    Director of development

    Date Announced: August 14, 2019
  • Leslie Duinink

    Registrar

    Date Announced: February 21, 2019
  • Sean Wiseman

    Director of student involvement

    Date Announced: October 2, 2018

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