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Juniata Aministrator Named to New Position as Cost Analyst

(Posted October 4, 2004)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Robert Yelnosky, associate director of the Technology Solutions Center at Juniata College, has been promoted to assistant to the president for administrative service, effective immediately. He will be responsible for analysis of how to reduce operating costs throughout the organization.

Yelnosky has been part of the Juniata College administration team since 2002, where he oversaw the day to day operations of the college's Solutions Center, which includes classroom and event support, technical help desk, the Teaching Learning Technology Center and Web development. He has been instrumental in improving overall service to the campus by integrating these diverse functions and reducing costs for technical staff by increasing the use of Juniata information technology students as members of the technical support team. He also worked with members of the TLT Center to expand the college's digital media capabilities.

In addition he has helped to optimize technical spending by working with the CTS Leadership Team to create a campuswide plan for computer and technology maintenance and support. He also has been involved in working with faculty and staff to move toward using mobile technology, including tablet PCs, which are more versatile for teaching and interfacing with modern classroom technology.

"One of the most pressing issues facing private and public colleges today is reducing overhead costs," explains Juniata President Thomas Kepple. "As tuition rises every year, colleges must become much more efficient in containing costs that can take funds away from top-notch educational programs. Rob's track record in this area means Juniata can be on the leading edge not only in education but in financial cost containment."
Yelnosky also is a graduate of Juniata, earning a bachelor's degree in 1985 in management information systems. He also has taken graduate courses in information technology at the University of Maryland.

Yelnosky started his business career in 1985 as a programmer/analyst for PPG Industries in Atlanta, Ga. and Pittsburgh, Pa. He switched jobs in 1987 to become a programmer for Ziff-Davis Publishing.

He returned to Huntingdon, Pa. in 1988 when he accepted a job as systems analyst and manufacturing engineer at Owens Corning (now known as AGY). Yelnosky soon rose within the company, as he became industrial relations supervisor for Owens Corning in Aiken, S.C. in 1995. He worked at a series of supervisory manufacturing positions for Owens Corning in Amarillo, Texas, Santa Clara, Calif., and Livermore, Calif.

Yelnosky returned again to Huntingdon when he became shift leader and operations leader for Advanced Glassfiber Yarns (AGY) in 1999.

Yelnosky also continues to be active in the Huntingdon community as a youth coach for soccer, basketball and tee ball, and as a member of the Huntingdon Community Center board of directors.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.