Prairie View A&M University Launches New Web Site

October 24, 2005

Prairie View, Texas — Prairie View A&M University launched its newly redesigned web presence today. It has been many months in the making and is the result of a great deal of time from many people across the university community. The task was much greater than merely transitioning data from the previous site. The previous website had become outdated and was in need of an overhaul. The previous website did not provide an accurate representation of the university, its programs, people and activities.

“The web site should be a powerful communications tool. The ultimate goal is for www.pvamu.edu to be an accurate representation of the quality and excellence of this great university. While we are excited about the new design and launching a new web presence, we still have significant work to do to reach that goal,” said Tyra M. Metoyer, Director of University Relations.

The website and its development and the population of accurate and relevant information will become a top priority of the entire university. Through a system of content managers that empowers the various areas and units across campus to supply content and web specific staffing, the site will continue to improve and better represent the nearly 130-year old institution. The web site is now a close collaboration between the technology area and the university relations office. In addition to being a channel to disseminate information, the web development plans include a number of web applications that will allow for greater interaction between the university and its important audiences and constituents.

“In addition to a cleaner design, the ease of use is important and will continue to develop as we implement functionality that will benefit current and prospective students as well as alumni, employees, foundations, corporate supporters and friends of PVAMU,” Metoyer added.

Feedback and suggestions for the website should be directed to tmmetoyer@pvamu.edu.

Sungard Collegis provides information technology services to PVAMU and oversaw the development and design of the new site.