University Home Page Gets New Look

University Home Page Gets New Look

Focused on creating a new and dynamic Web presence for Cal Poly Pomona, the Web Redevelopment Committee will reach the finish line on Monday, Sept. 22, when President J. Michael Ortiz officially unveils the new university home page at Fall Convocation.

“This is a great step forward for Cal Poly Pomona,” says Ortiz. “Our Web site plays an incredible role in communicating with a worldwide audience, while also serving the day-to-day needs of our faculty, staff, students and alumni. This new home page provides the types of services that our constituents have requested, and should serve the university for well into the future.”

The University Web Committee convened in February 2003 to reorganize and restructure the previous Cal Poly Pomona Web site, focusing on the following goals:

  • Implement an information architecture that is logical and useful to the numerous Cal Poly Pomona constituencies
  • Apply a consistent design and identity across the top two to three levels of the Cal Poly Pomona Web site
  • Identify tools and develop templates to allow for easier maintenance and coordination of Web publishing

A mission statement was developed, and the committee broke into three groups focused on needs assessment, design and technical issues. The entire process is available for review at Dreambox Creations was selected to develop the design and infrastructure of the new home page, the assorted landing pages and a variety of templates for use throughout other campus sites.

Feedback was solicited from faculty, staff, current and future students, plus alumni and friends. Two electronic surveys provided the committee with comments on the site?s design element and content from nearly 2,200 individuals.

Members of the Web Redevelopment Committee include: Pamela McQuesten (co-chair, I⁢), Ron Fremont (co-chair, University Advancement), Karen Brzoska (I⁢), Curtis Clark (Academic Senate representative, Biological Sciences department), Eric Emerson (Student Affairs), Angelica Garcia (I⁢), Jerry Lerma (I⁢), Jennifer Schufer (Student Affairs), Kathy Street (Student Affairs) and Cecelia Huang (University Library). Representing Dreambox Creations were Dan Bejmuk and Danielle Takata.