Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is not only ushering in a new year and a new semester, but also a new digital look with the launching of a fully redesigned website.
Visitors to the new www.coahomacc.edu will find a cleaner and fresher look, more dynamic photos and videos, easier navigation, and social media links.
The new site also features a responsive design, meaning if users are looking at the site using a smartphone or tablet, they’ll have access to the same content and navigation as those using a desktop PC.
“That was a very important element as today the majority of our users visit our site on their mobile phones or tablets. More people are now using their mobile devices to easily access the web than computer or laptops,” said CCC’s Director of Web Services Howard.
With the website serving as one of the primary communications tools for the college and its students, faculty and staff, and the community, Howard said the new site is designed to enhance the College’s ability to showcase its success stories and attract new students.
Howard has been working extensively with a Website Advisory committee, made up of members from each of the College’s executive areas, to make decisions regarding the redesign of the site to improve its visual presentation, structure, content, navigation, functionality and capacity to evolve with changes in technology.
“A special thanks to the Website Advisory/Development Committee for their hard work and dedication to the production of this new website,” Howard said.
One feature that Howard said students may particularly find helpful are the enhanced program and course descriptions.
“The catalog information on the website is much more detailed now. …That’s great for students who may want to know what classes they need to take, a description of the classes, or who their advisors are,” Howard said.
With a new content-management system that’s user-friendly and easy to update, the new site will also appeal to faculty and staff.
“The main goal for us in-house was maintaining real-time updates and accuracy,” said Howard. “Another goal was to decentralize the maintenance process of the website.”
Howard said all faculty and staff members will have someone easily accessible in their department to help keep information on the site current.
“It’s no longer ‘bottle-necked’, which means that everything will no longer have to come through one person to maintain,” he said. “It is our intention to make the process much easier that way.”