Welcome to the 2015 Website Redesign Blog

On behalf of the Marketing & Communications Department and Information Technology, thank you for visiting the 2015 Website Launch Blog. As the website redesign team works toward the 2015 launch of Saint Joseph’s College’s new website, this blog will be used to share insights, answer questions, and provide sneak peeks into this breakthrough website.

As many of you are aware, this has been a community effort. Together, we’ve met to compile site maps and develop creative strategies for the new website. This included a number of SJC community members and much time and effort. On behalf of the Marketing and IT teams, thank you.

The Redesign Team

Working toward the new website requires a lot, from editing and writing copy to selecting new photos and videos, to creating site maps and optimizing the user experience (UX). To accomplish these items and more, the website redesign team is broken down into groups.

Communication: Ian Marquis, Jessica Milose, David Svenson, Brent Wooten
Content: Allie Conn, Liza Darvin, Sue Johnson, Jessica Milose, David Svenson
Multimedia: Allie Conn, Sue Johnson, Ian Marquis, David Svenson
IT/Vendor Relations: Ian Marquis, Kevin Murphy, Brent Wooten
Governance: Sue Johnson, Ian Marquis, David Svenson, Brent Wooten

The Vendors

We have two major vendors for the website redesign: Web developers Verndale and the content management company Ektron.

Verndale has been our partner during the redesign of the site. Ektron is providing us the back-end of the new website—that is, content uploading and management.

About Verndale and Ektron:

Verndale: Founded in 1998, Verndale builds powerful, interactive experiences that combine their expertise in strategy, experience design, and technology. By working across disciplines, partnering with the best in the industry, and even co-developing clients, their collaborative style is the key to building remarkable systems that anchor brands, engage customers, and deliver business results. Known for and sought after for their ability to take complex data and transform it into beautiful, usable experiences, Verndale is constantly evolving to be the leader in experience technology systems. For more on Verndale, visit verndale.com.

EktronEktron provides a digital marketing tool that drives both differentiated marketing strategies and rapid return on investment (ROI), enabling customers to quickly realize results. Ektron’s marketer-centric approach allows marketers to easily react to marketing opportunities in order to instantly seize every digital opportunity. Ektron is headquartered in the greater Boston area with offices in Australia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Ektron customers are leaders in education, financial services, hospitality, health care, media and entertainment, manufacturing, non-profit, public sector, and technology. For more, visit ektron.com

Contact & Looking Ahead

As we continue working on the new website, we are available to take questions and comments about the new site. To connect with the redesign team, please direct all correspondence to webmaster@sjcme.edu.

As we collect and answer questions/respond to comments on an individual basis, we’ll also share some of the more commonly asked and revealing questions and comments in special posts on this blog—a community-generated FAQ forum.