Website overhaul set for November

The future of

The future of  is set to get a major upgrade — the first of its kind since 2000 — in November, according to Fordham’s Office of Marketing and Communications.

Donna Lehmann was hired by the university last September as director of online communications and has since led a two-member team to redesign Fordham’s website, which by now contains at least 16,000 pages, according to a press release.

“The website is our primary marketing and recruitment tool,” Lehmann said in the release. “We need it to better tell the Fordham story and capture the energy of our students and staff and their remarkable accomplishments.”

The new website design will allow for each school to have its own webpage, complete with interactive features and video. Departments and degree programs will also have their own pages.

Lehmann, who previously worked as a web manager at the Fashion Institute of Technology, told Fordham Daily that November is an optimal time to launch the site’s redesign. 

“Best practice in launching new university websites is that you don’t want to disrupt the beginning of a semester,” she said by email. “No matter what people think about your website, they know where things are and you don’t want to up and suddenly change it all on them.”

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