(Posted August 30, 2006)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- David Andrews, an attorney with the Altoona, Pa.-based law firm Andrews and Beard, was elected chairman of the Juniata College Board of Trustees for a five-year term, effective Sept. 1.
Andrews, a native of Altoona, is a graduate of Juniata, earning a bachelor's degree in political science in 1974. He went on to earn a law degree from the Dickinson School of Law in 1977.
Andrews has been an enthusiastic supporter of Juniata programs since his graduation. He has been a member of the college's board of trustees since 1992. He served as vice president of the board from 2003 to 2006 and also chaired the board's committee on trustees. He also served on the President's Development Council and was chair of the college's annual fund from 1989 to 1990, and served as president of the Juniata College Alumni Council.
"It has been an honor to serve on the board of trustees and I am looking forward to serving as chairman," says Andrews. "I loved my years as a student at Juniata. The opportunities the college gave me helped me grow academically and personally. It was at Juniata, while serving as student government president, that I decided to become a lawyer."
Andrews founded the law firm of Andrews and Beard in 1989 as the managing partner. He focuses his practice in labor and employment law and education law. The firm represents employers across the country and throughout Pennsylvania.
Andrews maintains a busy teaching career as well, serving as adjunct professor of human resources management and industrial relations at St. Francis University since 1983. He also taught courses at Juniata, working as an adjunct professor of economics and business administration from 1987 to 1996. He also lectures regularly at the National Academy of Arbitrators, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association School Law Workshops. and Human Resource Society Seminars.
He remains active in his community, serving as a past president of the Rotary Club of Altoona, and current president of the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame. He also is president of the board of directors for the Homewood Retirement Centers of Martinsburg and serves on the Finance Council for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. He is a member of the board of directors for American Cancer Society, Blair Region, and has served on the board of the Blair County Arts Foundation, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, and was the founder of the Altoona Rotary Holiday Basketball Tournament.
Andrews is licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States, the federal district courts in Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Bar Association, as well as the Pennsylvania and Blair County bar associations. He also published the article "Remedies in Labor Arbitration" in 2004 in the Journal of the National Academy of Arbitrators.
He also has been an Adjunct Settlement Judge for the United States District Court of Western Pennsylvania since 1995 and has served as court-appointed mediator for the Blair County Court of Common Pleas since 1998.
"Juniata has continued to enrich my life for the past 30 years," Andrews says. I have met and worked with many excellent faculty members, a dynamic administration led by President Tom Kepple, and a forward-thinking and generous board of trustees. I hope we can continue to help Juniata grow, and spread the word about the wonderful opportunities the college offers."

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.