Vice President for Advancement & New Strategic Initiatives
Jim Watt is known to many at the College from his time as Director of Alumni Relations, from 2009 to 2011, and as Director of Development from 2011 to 2012. He left Juniata to become Director of Major Gifts at Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts, where he has enjoyed success in fundraising during the University’s recently completed For the Future campaign. He rejoined the Juniata staff in 2016 as the Assistant VP of Development and Campaign Operations. In 2017 he was promoted to the Vice President for Advancement.
Prior to Jim’s first time at Juniata, he worked for Easter Seals of Central PA as Regional Development Manager, leading efforts for sustainable fundraising for the non-profit across a wide swath of the state’s central counties, and before that as Director of Business Development for Hollidaysburg Area YMCA. He was also a founding partner of Pro Player Video. Jim holds a bachelor of science degree in human resources from Geneva College and a master of science degree in human resource development from Villanova University.