USM Launches Redesigned Website
Adelphi, Md. (December 21, 2015) -- The University System of
Maryland (USM) unveiled its redesigned website today. The site has the same URL
as its predecessor, www.usmd.edu, but
features improved navigation, graphics, and a host of new functionalities,
including an improved search and social media integration.
"We are excited about
the launch of our redesigned site," said Anne Moultrie, vice chancellor
for communications. "It's fresh, innovative, and easy to navigate for new and
past site visitors alike. It clearly communicates what USM is and what it does,
and provides ready access to information about USM's strategic priorities."
The redesign of USM's
website began in May 2014 with a survey of USM Office (USMO) staff and key
external stakeholders, including media, government officials, and members of
the business community. The survey results indicated the need for improved
navigation, enhanced searchability, and a more contemporary aesthetic design.
Moultrie formed a web
enhancement committee in June 2015 to address these needs. Comprising
representatives from each USMO department and co-chaired by Jennifer Rose, USM's public relations
specialist, and Mike Lurie, USM's
web and media relations manager, the committee worked with USM's IT Systems Analyst Marcus
Harrington to develop the site's new design.
Key features of the
redesigned website include fly-out navigation menus, a Google-based search
function, social media integration, and full-width images from USM's 12
institutions and two regional centers. The site, which is fully mobile
responsive, also provides a more robust homepage, newsroom, and contact page.
For more information on
USM's redesigned website, www.usmd.edu, contact
Mike Lurie (firstname.lastname@example.org;
301-445-2719) or Jennifer Rose (email@example.com; 301-445-2756).
Contact: Jennifer Rose