(Posted February 11, 2019)

Courtesy: Jason Moran

Courtesy: Jason Moran

HUNTINGDON, Pa.—On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Juniata College President James A. Troha announced the appointment of Jason Moran, dean of enrollment at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H., as Juniata’s next vice president for enrollment. Moran will start in this position on June 1, 2019. 

“Jason Moran brings with him to Juniata a wealth of experience, familiarity with the College and our market, and a genuine enthusiasm for students,” says Troha. “I am delighted that our search for this key leader concluded with the hire of a person with a strong record and tremendous promise.”

Moran has served as dean of enrollment at Plymouth State University since 2016, leading a team that helped the university increase undergraduate enrollment by 2.35 percent and graduate enrollments by 2.5 percent from 2017 to 2018. A member of the President’s Cabinet at Plymouth State, Moran sets strategy and oversees operations in undergraduate admission, international admission, graduate admission, financial aid, student success/first-year student advising, new student orientation, the registrar, and veteran services.

“I am particularly impressed by Jason’s ability to communicate about curriculum,” says Lauren Bowen, Juniata’s provost and chair of the search committee that recruited Moran to Juniata. “As we are implementing our new Juniata College Curriculum, it is a great advantage to have an enrollment partner who has had experience messaging something so fundamental to students, who are just starting to understand the importance of deep learning experiences that a liberal arts college—and particularly Juniata—provides.”

Prior to his role at Plymouth State, Moran worked for 12 years in admission at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa. Moran started as an admissions counselor in 2004 and ascended to the position of director of admissions by 2011, which he held for five years. While at Lycoming, Moran helped to recruit and enroll the two largest new student classes in the college’s history and participated in creating and executing strategies that led the college to enroll the most diverse class in its history to that point.

“I am both excited and privileged to join Juniata College as the next vice president for enrollment and look forward leading the excellent team there as we build awareness of and interest in Juniata,” Moran says. “I was very impressed with President Troha and the faculty, staff and students who participated in my interview. I look forward to joining a very relational community to support student success while engaging personally to collaboratively help the college meet and exceed its enrollment goals.” Moran will succeed outgoing vice president Rob Yelnosky, who will help transition leadership to Moran and continue to teach courses in the Department of Accounting, Business, and Economics at Juniata.

Moran earned a bachelor of arts degree in corporate communication from Lycoming College in 2004 and a master of science in education from Bucknell University. He and his wife, Amy, are parents to two children, son Gavin and daughter Chesney.

“My wife, Amy, and I were beyond impressed with the hospitality shown and welcoming experience provided us during our visit,” Moran says. “We look forward to becoming members of the Huntingdon community.”

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