Wake Forest has launched a redesigned website, featuring a fresh look and the first university-wide implementation of a content management system (CMS).
As part of the overall project, the home page and more than 25 other sites have been redesigned. The robust CMS will allow offices, programs and departments to both manage and share their parts of the University web presence more dynamically. This innovative resource will enable the Wake Forest website to be in constant motion and development, evolving to consistently reflect the University’s people and programs.
“The University’s website is the public face of the University, and I am excited for us to have a strong infrastructure for sharing what Wake Forest is about,” said Provost Jill Tiefenthaler. “This website emphasizes our commitment to students and faculty, putting key resources within easy reach and highlighting the achievements of our vibrant campus community.”
For the past year, the Communications and External Relations (CER) staff has worked with the University’s Information Systems staff, along with a designer and web consultant. The result is a more modern, cohesive appearance, enhanced navigation, new content management tools and an improved server environment.
Among the new additions, the website features extensive tools for the media, as well as a new community focused site, InsideWFU (inside.wfu.edu), a comprehensive source for faculty and staff news.
The CER team is continuing to work with the Provost’s office to bring more sites online with the new “look and feel.” This will be an ongoing process as the team continually tweaks the design, launches new pages, and adds new content and functionality.
The launch of these new sites is a reflection of countless hours of collaboration with many individuals, offices and departments across campus. The CER team wishes to thank the entire community for partnering with us on this launch and looks forward to hearing your feedback.