Website and New Team!

Many of you have been asking about the new Hope College website. Thanks for your interest and your patience as we work through such a massive project!

In the next few weeks, we will be scheduling meetings for department chairs, office managers and others to lay out specific next steps and action items for the web. Those meetings will be followed by training sessions designed to support individuals involved in developing new content for their departmental sites. Also in the coming weeks, we will be rolling out new tools and processes for submitting your job requests — for web, print and more — to the Office of Public Affairs and Marketing. Our goal is to be more effective in serving the entire Hope community.

Many of you have already met the newest members of the Public Affairs and Marketing staff. We invite to drop by our offices on the second floor of the Anderson-Werkman building to say hello to:

Elizabeth Council, Digital Strategist: Elizabeth is focusing on social media, analytics, and other digital projects. She joined us from RCP Marketing in Muskegon where she served as a digital strategist and account manager for more than 20 clients including Muskegon Community College in addition to volunteering for TEDxMuskegon as the social media and website manager. She holds a journalism degree from Michigan State University.

Josh Bishop, Web Content Manager: Josh will be critical in the development of fresh content for our new website. He came from Williams Group in Grand Rapids where he has served as a writer. For the past eight years, he has worked as a professional writer and editor for production houses, magazine and book publishers, and digital media outlets. He volunteers as a writer and editor for Engedi Church. He holds an English and journalism degree from Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Paul Willard, Graphic Designer: Paul is developing various print materials for campus departments. He joined us from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, having served as graphic designer and marketing specialist for auxiliary enterprises. Paul has held roles in student affairs including area coordinator, hall director and advisor for the Alpha XI Delta sorority. He holds a graphic design, advertising and marketing degree from Central Michigan University and is in the process of completing a master’s degree in college student affairs from Eastern Illinois University.

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