Huntington University launches new public website
FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, March 15, 2011HUNTINGTON, Ind.- Huntington University launched a new public-facing website today.
The look of www.huntington.edu has changed to provide a more intuitive navigational structure as well as an improved overall design. Behind the scenes, the new site's software platform will provide simplified content management and easier updating.
"One of the goals of this project has been to update our 'front door to the world' with fresh imagery and contemporary layouts that instantly convey the excellence of a Huntington University education," said John Paff, executive director of communications. "We also wanted to make it easier for faculty and staff to participate in the ongoing editing and updating of our web content."
The website was built from the ground up with a new server environment running Ektron CMS400.NET, a robust content management system used by many major corporations and universities.
Thousands of pages and tens of thousands of individual files were painstakingly moved from the old site to the new web system by a diligent team of staff and students, Paff said. Once this phase was complete, more than 50 meetings were scheduled before public launch to enable faculty and staff to carefully review every section of the new web site.
Paff expressed appreciation for the teamwork and collaboration that characterized the 10-month project.
"It has truly been a team effort. I am incredibly grateful for the hard work of many talented individuals, including my colleagues Julie Babb, Jason Boothman, Gary Campbell, Varun Kaushik, Paul Nalliah, Michelle Pyles and Ashley Smith, as well as a dedicated team of student workers: David Barlow, Allison Finley, Kelly Gould, Nick Kight, Erdal Kulgu, Alysse Perez, Monica Salvo, Eric Sells, Brett Swanson and Martin Vivas."