University of Richmond's Web Site Wins Award
January 22, 2003
University of Richmond's redesigned Web site has won a special merit award in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's (CASE) District III competition.
The award recognizes achievement in the site's overall design and implementation and will be presented at a conference in Atlanta next month.
CASE, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the world's largest nonprofit education association. District III includes colleges and universities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
The university redesigned the Web site last year to appeal to its primary audience of prospective students and their parents.
"We worked carefully to build the architecture in such a way that required no knowledge whatsoever of the university structure in order to find the information sought by the user," said Sabena B. Moretz-Van Namen, associate director of admission. "Previously, a visitor needed to know which vice president supervised a university function in order to find relevant content."
The redesigned site centers around questions asked by prospective students and their parents and uses the familiar www. richmond.edu address format. Information for current students, faculty, and other constituents moved to a new address, oncampus.richmond.edu.
Winners of the award are Moretz-Van Namen and Scott P. Mayer, associate director of admission; William H, Flowers Jr., director of Web development; Althea O. McMillian, Web developer; and Linda W. Sloan, Web graphic designer.