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Cal State L.A.'s Web Site Named as "Site of the Week"
Cal State L.A.Âs Web site (www.calstatela.edu) has been selected as the ÂSite of the WeekÂ for the week beginning Monday, November 3, 2003, by EDUCAUSEÂa nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. A link to Cal State L.A.Âs home page appears on the front page of the EDUCAUSE site (www.educause.edu).
The Cal State L.A. Web site is featured on the EDUCAUSE site during its annual conference, set for this week, November 4-7, in Anaheim, CA.
In a recognition letter, EDUCAUSE cited Cal State L.A.Âs Web page as being Âwell-designed, visually appealing, and easy to use.Â It stated: ÂWe acknowledge the breadth of our members by making selections that reflect a Âbest effortÂ when viewed within the context of the likely resources available to their institution.Â
Peter Quan, vice president of Information Technology Services (ITS), comments, ÂItÂs an honor to have our campus Web site highlighted by EDUCAUSE and among peers in the field.Â
Quan continues, ÂVice President Tony Ross and I would like to thank the Web Services Committee, the ITS Web Team, each one of the division Web teams, and those who participated in the pilot and evaluation groups. Special thanks go to Chris Kaufman and his team for their hard work the last few months.Â
Launched on June 9, the newly redesigned CSULA Web site already had over one million hits during the first four months of its release.
Chris Kaufman, manager of ITS user services, notes, ÂThe new page represents a substantially new look for the UniversityÂs Web pages, providing a user-friendly environment and a consistent public image reflecting Cal State L.A.Âs mission and values.Â
Quan adds, ÂThis recognition will not only give us a reason to celebrate, but also further challenge us to do even better in order to serve the needs of the campus.Â
California State University, Los Angeles, is a comprehensive university at the heart of a major metropolitan city. The 175-acre hilltop campus is located five miles east of Los AngelesÂ civic and cultural center. Since 1947, Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing quality higher education. Today, the campus comprises a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and artists, and more than 21,000 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the cityÂs dynamic mix of populations. The CSU: A leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education.