(Posted September 25, 2006)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Robert Yelnosky, acting vice president and chief information officer at Juniata College, has been promoted to vice president for finance and operations, effective Feb. 1, 2007. David Fusco, director of technology operations, has been promoted to associate vice president and chief information officer, effective immediately. Yelnosky will oversee all financial operations and supervises the college\'s human resources staff, facilities staff and other operational employees. Fusco\'s duties include the supervision of the college\'s computer network services, digital media program, computer training programs, Web technologies and the Teaching and Learning Technology Center. Rob Yelnosky has been part of the Juniata College administration team since 2002, when he stepped in to supervise 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 helped create campuswide plan for computer and technology maintenance and support and currently supervises a campuswide plan to implement sustainability policies. Yelnosky also is a graduate of Juniata, earning a bachelor\'s degree in 1985 in management information systems. 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. David Fusco joined Juniata\'s staff in 1999 as a network administrator. He has overseen the college\'s computer network operations since that time, while also maintaining an active teaching role as an assistant professor of information technology on the college\'s information technology faculty. Previously he had worked at Juniata as a network manager from 1996 to 1998. Fusco earned a bachelor\'s degree in computer science in 1990 from Penn State University and earned a master\'s degree in education in 2000 from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. He is currently working on a doctoral degree in technology management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He started his professional career at St. Francis College in 1991 as a computer programmer and soon moved to Penn State University as a senior applications programmer from 1992 to 1996. In May 1996 he was hired at Juniata as network manager. In 1998, he left Juniata to become network integrator at Keystone Financial Inc. (formerly Mid-State Bank and now M&T Bank). He returned to Juniata in 1999. In addition, he has worked as an adjunct instructor of computer science at St. Francis from 1992 to 2006 and continues to teach there.

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