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Source: Jeffery Morris, 785-532-2535, jbmorris@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Cheryl May, 785-532-6415, may@k-state.edu

HERNDON TO GUIDE UNIVERSITY'S WEB PRESENCE

MANHATTAN -- An individual who successfully managed Web teams at four colleges and universities has accepted the position of university web director in Kansas State University's Division of Communications and Marketing.

William H. "Bill" Herndon Jr., currently the Web services manager at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, will direct the newly-created web services unit in communications and marketing.

"We had outstanding candidates for this opening, but we selected Bill because his experience is an exact fit with what we need now at K-State," said Jeffery B. Morris, vice president for communications and marketing. "Web services will assist academic and support units on campus in getting their message out on the Web."

A reception to introduce Herndon to the campus community will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in the Dole Hall lobby.

In this new K-State position, Herndon will facilitate the creation and implementation of a university web strategy that sets the overall direction for the university web presence. As university web director, he will have overall responsibility for navigation, look and feel of the K-State web experience and distributed content. He will provide expert consultation, leadership and project management for K-State’s web presence. At Indiana State, he has held monthly brown bag lunches for webmasters and others to answer questions, offer assistance and improve communication about the university's website.

Herndon has been at Indiana State since 2005, where he led efforts to maintain and enhance the university website; to create and maintain social media sites to highlight the university for prospective students and parents; and to create tactical and strategic plans for Internet use and development for external audiences.

Previously he worked for the College of William and Mary in Virginia as associate director of university relations; Millikin University, where he served as director of publications and webmaster; and Lincoln-Land Community College, where he worked as webmaster. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Springfield.

Herndon and his wife, Deb, have two children, 10-year-old son Liam and 7-year-old daughter Eleanor.