New Website Project

Most Recent Updates

TO: Academic Department Chairs
FM: Kira Poplowski, Chief Communications Officer
RE: Creating/Editing Faculty Profiles

February 14, 2024

Dear department chairs,

I hope your week is going well and that you're looking forward to another long weekend!

Thank you for your patience as we worked to resolve the issue with editing/creating faculty profiles on the website. I'm happy to say we can move forward!

Giving a faculty member permission to edit an existing profile or create a new profile requires two steps: first by the faculty member and then by the web team. To ensure that we can support this and avoid a surge of requests all at once, we'll proceed systematically, department by department, according to this expected timeline: 

  • March 2024 Africana Studies - Gender Studies
  • April 2024 History - Modern Languages & Literatures
  • May 2024 Philosophy - Sustainability 

At the beginning of each month, we'll email detailed instructions to the relevant department chairs that they can forward to their faculty members.

Please share this plan with your faculty members if you think it would be helpful, and send along any questions.



TO: John Jay Community Members
FM: Kira Poplowski, Chief Communications Officer
RE: Website Update: Site Search, Faculty Profiles & Links

Here are some updates about the John Jay website:

  • Site search: Site search has not been working effectively and we are working on a fix. I apologize for the frustration this is causing.
  • Faculty profiles: We hoped to be able to share details on how faculty members can update their profiles on the site much sooner. I apologize for the delay and we’ll share details as soon as we can. If you have an urgent edit please email Anh Phan and she’ll make the change(s).
  • Broken links: If you experience a broken link, please let us know by emailing Anh Phan. If you’re a site editor, broken links are most likely because the page is unpublished or because the link points to the old site, which went offline on November 1, 2023. Please check the links on your pages to make sure they work.

Please send me your questions. Thank you!

Previous Updates

October 31, 2023
October 26, 2023
October 12, 2023
August 30, 2023
June 1, 2023
April 27, 2023
March 23, 2023
March 6, 2023
Feb 26, 2023
Feb 8, 2023
Dec 14, 2022
Nov 27, 2022

Status Reports
Website Redesign Project Status Update August 31


Orientation Sessions
Training Videos & User Guide

Content Development Guidelines
Sample Templates
Project Timeline
Site Inventory 
Site Analytics
  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2021-2022 

Project Team

LeeEllen Carroll, Content Strategist, Opin
Laura DeVriesCreative Director, John Jay
Bryan Gruneberg, Opin 
Chandeep Khosa, Opin
Alex Lukasevych, Director of Managed Services, Opin 
Gareth McWilliams, Opin
Mandy MengWeb Developer, John Jay
Hardik Patel, Senior Developer, Opin
Anh PhanWeb Assistant, John Jay
Kathleen Pluzak, Project Lead, Opin
Kira PoplowskiChief Communications Officer, John Jay
Ashley Rosecrans, Senior Web Developer, Opin 
Adrian Rylski, Senior Product Owner, Opin
Elaine Scovill, Project Manager, Opin 

Project Liaisons

Project liaisons organize reviewing the content on the pages “owned” by each unit/department, finalize what current content should stay the same, be updated or be deleted, capture what new content needs to be created, manage implementation, ensure deadlines are met and serve as a liaison between units/departments and the project team. Liaisons can organize this process in whatever way makes the most sense for their unit/department.

Unit/Department Project Liason
Phase I
Admissions Sulema Ebrahim, Daniel Matosv
Advancement Kevin Fish
About Us Kira Poplowski
Events Kira Poplowski
Homepage Kira Poplowski
News Kira Poplowski
Phase II
Academic Affairs Nancy Velasquez-Torres
Student Life Sulema Ebrahim, Rachel Brown
Business & Finance Alena Ryjov
Phase III
Research Daniel Stageman, Remmy Behati
Future of Public Safety Rebecca Atkinson
Academic Resources
International Students
Academic Services

Contact Info

Please email Kira Poplowski, chief communications officer, with thoughts or questions about the project at