PDA

View Full Version : Troy University to launch redesigned Web site



Mike Cunningham
02-10-2010, 08:03 PM
February 10, 2010 Contact: Andy Ellis or Clif Lusk
For Immediate Release 334-670-3196



Troy University to launch redesigned Web site

TROY – Troy University on Monday, Feb. 15, will unveil its newly redesigned Web site, which will make information more easily accessible to prospective and current students and others and also will include several new features.

The redesign of the site (www.troy.edu (http://www.troy.edu/)) has been an ongoing project over the last two years and involved input of more than 35 members of the University’s staff and administration. At least 14 IT personnel have been responsible for moving the majority of content into the new design and approximately 25 University staff will be directly involved in the update process.

Dr. John Schmidt, senior vice chancellor for advancement and external relations, said the collaborative effort has yielded a major improvement for the University.

“The Web provides our best and biggest opportunities to share Troy University with the world,” Dr. Schmidt said. “It is vitally important that we continue to put our best foot
forward worldwide through our Web presence and I believe in this redesign process we have done just that. Chief Technology Officer Greg Price, members of our Information Technology team and all those involved in this redesign have gone to great strides to ensure that the Troy University story is presented in an easily accessible and informative way. We greatly appreciate the effort of all those involved have put into this project.”

Price said providing easy access to information was one of the primary goals of the redesign.

“The major design changes allow significant focus on prospective and existing students,” Price said. “Since troy.edu is our primary marketing tool, we realized that we needed to update the homepage to provide easy access to the information those audiences would be looking for.”

Among the new features offered through the site are the inclusion of social media links for Troy University, improved navigation, enhanced SOS emergency notification information, video capabilities and Active Admissions, a tool for recruiting students.

The use of Active Admissions will enhance the University’s ability to serve prospective students and applicants, according to Buddy Starling, dean of enrollment management.

“I believe that with the implementation of Active Admissions it will truly revolutionize the way we do business in enrollment management,” Starling said. “It allows us to operate with a greater level of efficiency and to be more responsive to both prospects and applicants. We are entering a higher competitive arena with the implementation of this technology.”

Mike Cunningham
02-12-2010, 08:31 PM
One of our very own board members is knee deep in this new website design. Glad to know the members of GTT contribute all over the TROY world.

troylightning
02-14-2010, 09:12 PM
And it's up...by the way. Everyone should go check it out. This has been a combined effort of many people and many months work.

PensacolaTrojan
02-15-2010, 10:48 AM
I quickly reviewed the site and found it difficult to find a link to athletics. By making this link hidden we are saying that athletics is only a minor part of campus life and we are really focused on academics. I am sure it is seen as "poor form" to do otherwise. Would it have been so difficult to put a link under the "What" tab?

troy4ever21
02-15-2010, 12:34 PM
Obviously this is just the beginning. I'm sure they'll make adjustments and alterations with the help of feedback from students, alumni, and visitors. :thumb:

Navarre Trojan
02-15-2010, 01:02 PM
I quickly reviewed the site and found it difficult to find a link to athletics. By making this link hidden we are saying that athletics is only a minor part of campus life and we are really focused on academics. I am sure it is seen as "poor form" to do otherwise. Would it have been so difficult to put a link under the "What" tab?

the previous website design was the same way. Athletics are found in the Troy/Troy Campus vs. the Troy "Home Page".

nohuddle
02-15-2010, 01:04 PM
yikes. vertical text, links opening in new windows, and four different menu bars. I have a headache. The emergency notification feature is nice.