Juniata College aspires to become a leader among its peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs of all minorities and women. In all institutional practices, the Juniata community aims to embrace diverse individuals, fully inclusive of and valued for their race, color, sex, gender identity and/or expression, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, and uniqueness.

We hope to see our commitment reflected in an ever-diversifying employee population at Juniata College. Read on for more information about our Stewards of Diversity program, our institutional policies, and job listings.

Stewards of Diversity

Over the last twenty years Juniata College has been slowly and steadily diversifying its student population. We have grown from 4% domestic minorities in 2002 to nearly 20% African, Latino, Asian and Native American (ALANA) students in 2019. We have also increased our international student population from 6% to 10%. Juniata College has successfully changed its composition and complexion, especially with regard to the cultural and racial backgrounds of nearly 30% of our 1500+ students.

Unfortunately, we have not yet witnessed similar results with regard to diversity employment. We have made some improvements, however, at a more gradual growth with: 8% for faculty, 2% for staff, and 4% for administration. Our overall average for diversity employment is currently at 5% of 438 employees.

Some members of the Juniata community, known as Stewards, have been trained specifically to help. At least one Steward of Diversity will sit on each selection committee.  Stewards are Juniata employees who have undergone training in diversity employment. We are volunteers with a shared vision and a common goal. There are over 40 Stewards in all. Stewards aim to assist members of the committee in their search, selection, and retention of qualified candidates, especially those underrepresented populations. Stewards aim to eliminate any form of bias from job postings and interview questions, as well as suggest new ways to connect with a broader range of candidates through identifying innovative places to promote job listings.

We have witnessed the Stewards program evolve over the last 5 years—from efforts to forge consciousness and break barriers, to becoming more mainstream. But we still have a lot to do, to advance diversity employment/retention campus wide. Now that the program is 5 years in the making, we are ready to become even more self-sufficient.  A year ago, we invited Stewards to volunteer to lead, and to specifically “Train the new trainees.” We are fortunate that four volunteers from different areas of the College have stepped up to this leadership role:

Kati Csoman
Cindy Gibboney
Kathy Jones
Dan Welliver

We welcome your heartfelt insights and helpful suggestions. 

We Work Towards Your Success

The Stewards of Diversity have committed to answering any question you may have about life at Juniata College and in the Huntingdon, Pa. community. Applicants are welcome and encouraged to ask any of us how diversity influences our community or how our community welcomes new faculty and staff. Whatever your difference may be - whether you are a minority applicant, LGBT, using a wheelchair, or simply curious, we'll keep your questions confidential. If we can't answer you fully and honestly, we'll get you in touch with the person who can.

Meet the Stewards of Diversity:

"In my nearly 20 years at Juniata as a student and administrator, I've always been proud of our community's efforts to teach and celebrate diversity. For those considering employment at Juniata, I see the Stewards of Diversity program as a proactive approach and set of resources to help them experience our commitment to diversity on their own terms."
- David Meadows, Director of Alumni Relations and Parent Programs

"It is in celebrating the diversity in our human relationships that the richness of life can be fully experienced."
- Cady Kyle, Assistant Director of Human Resources

"Diversity at Juniata is important because it reflects the reality of the world. As Juniata strives to develop students who are engaged members of the global community, we must foster the participation of diverse perspectives."
- Kati Csoman, Assistant Dean of International Education

"Diversity adds richness and challenge to our lives and can give us a deeper and more complex understanding of the world and of ourselves. The Stewards help ensure that the college seeks to hire a diverse workforce, and they help all candidates better understand the community interested in welcoming them."
- Deb Roney, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Language in Motion

"The advocacy of a diverse environment is integral to the accomplishment of the mission at Juniata. We appreciate that the differences among us serve as the embroidery on the fabric of our community and we celebrate those differences."
- Gail Ulrich, Retired Director of Human Resources

"To me, a diverse campus is a vibrant campus. A place where people can share, learn, live and grow with each other. Juniata remains committed to cultivating and enriching our community through embracing diversity."
- Cindy Gibboney, Assistant to the Executive Vice President for Enrollment and Retention

Stewards of Diversity 2016-2017

Committee Chair:  Grace Fala

  • Lisa O'Dellick
  • Michael Beamer
  • Justine Black
  • James Borgardt
  • Lauren Bowen
  • Rick Brown
  • Cady Kyle
  • Caroline Gillich
  • Celia Cook-Huffman
  • Christina Miller
  • Cindy Gibboney
  • Alisaon Fletcher
  • Caroline Gillich
  • Candice Hersh
  • Scott McKenzie


  • Dan Dries
  • Dan Cook-Huffman
  • Cynthia deVries
  • Dan Welliver
  • David Meadows
  • Deb Roney
  • Gail Ulrich
  • Greg Curley
  • Uma Ramakrishnan
  • Brenda Roll
  • Bethany Sheffield
  • Lori Shideler
  • Susan Radis


  • Amanda Page
  • Lauren Perow
  • Jim Troha
  • Kathleen Jones
  • Kathryn Westcott
  • Kati Csoman
  • Joel Pheasant
  • Matt Powell
  • Michael Beamer
  • Marueen Thompson
  • Belle Tuten
  • Donna Weimer
  • Tasia White
  • Ursula Williams


  • Anne Wood
  • Sarah Worley
  • Jim Steele
  • Andrea Smith
  • Neal Utterback
  • Paul Schettler
  • Rob Yelnosky
  • Stephanie Turner
  • Susan Prill
  • Valerie Park

Institutional Policies

We hope that Juniata College serves as a place that fosters and strengthens diversity. This is why the College offers policies that honor that commitment. View below the institutional policies regarding diversity employment:

Affirmative Action Policy

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Guidelines

Discrimination and Harassment Policy

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Commitment

Sexual Harassment Policy

Job Listings

Creatively, ethically, and intrinsically committed to community-based, whole-person education, Juniata College seeks applications from diverse candidates who support diversity. That is why we hope you apply today. See a listing of job openings available at Juniata College.