University Web Communications
The University Web Communications team collaboratively supports electronic communication efforts of the health science center by utilizing the integrated marketing initiative to create a common public “face” and consistent “voice” for the institution. Staff serve with efficiency and courtesy to build online resources that are innovative and attractive, yet widely accessible and user-friendly.
University Web Communications is determined to bring to the forefront the campus news, diverse facts, exceptional discoveries, changes and human-interest stories that are transforming our community, our state and our future.
Primary areas of responsibility:
Build and maintain the health science center’s institutional web gateways (the main public pages and the university-wide intranet, Inside UTHealth);
Partner with Information Technology (IT), Facilities Operations, and the Office of Research to offer institutional applications and resources such as the People Directory, University Calendar, Campus Maps and the Clinical Trials resource;
Track top-tier and university publication Web traffic and trends;
Facilitate creation of the health science center’s web standards and ensure those standards are implemented campus-wide;
Maintain responsibility for (in partnership with IT) several campus emergency communication channels, including the university emergency website, emergency Twitter channel and the AxisTV campus monitor system;
Create and maintain responsibility for a large number of institutional, overarching campus websites.
- Director, University Web Communications
- Phone: 713-500-3296
- Email: Jennifer.L.Canup@uth.tmc.edu
Jennifer Canup has worked for UTHealth since 1993, since 2000 managing the university’s top tier Web pages (www.uth.tmc.edu & www.uthouston.edu) and other high profile institutional websites. As the director of university Web communications, she coordinates Web activities for the campus. Her role includes strategic planning, Web policy structuring, management of the university-wide intranet, and administration of the university's Web content management system.
Michael "Lad" Hirschfeld
- CMS System Administrator
- Phone: 713-500-3459
- E-mail: Michael.Hirschfeld@uth.tmc.edu
Michael “Lad” Hirschfeld is the university’s content management system (CMS) administrator. His primary role with the Office of Advancement is to provide technical support for the university’s content management system, digital signage software and the website search appliance.
Lad received his bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado and his master's degree from the University of Houston. Lad joined the university in 2004, working at the UTHealth School of Nursing. He has extensive experience with website development, online course development, and implementation of various types of education technology.
Sophia M. Solis
- Web Developer III
- Phone: 713-500-3234
- E-mail: Sophia.M.Solis@uth.tmc.edu
Web designer Sophia Solis came to the Office of Advancement in 2001. She is responsible for HealthLeader’s eye-catching graphics and the sleek “look” of several other websites and publications for the university. Sophia also maintains both the content and design of several hundred of our institution’s Web pages. She has worked at the university since 1994.
- Web Developer II
- Phone: 713-500-3367
- E-mail: Les.Matthews@uth.tmc.edu
Les has been developing web sites since 1997. Prior to joining the Web Communications team in 2012, Les was a consultant for a Houston-based software design firm serving the healthcare and energy markets. Les is experienced in web applications development, various CMS, and project planning and management.