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About the WebTide Coordinating Group

Bringing University of Alabama web professionals together to educate, inform, discuss, innovate, and share

nders2018 leadership

Rebecca Ballard
Director of College and Alumni Relations, College of Education
Service Term: 2018-2019

Meagan Bennett
Marketing & Communications Manager, Office of Information Technology
Liaison, OIT

John Hunt
Web Application Developer, College of Arts and Sciences
Service Term: 2018-2019

Tory Ezell
Manager of Web Communications, College of Engineering
Service Term: 2017-2018

Kim Camp Smalley
Technology Accessibility Specialist, Office of Information Technology
Service Term: 2017-2018

Jessica Anderson
Web Communications Specialist, Strategic Communications
Liaison, Strategic Communications


The WebTide coordinating group is comprised of 6 members:

To ensure collaborative diversity, only 1 representative per any single organizational unit is reflected within the 6-member group.

Terms of service

Each community-nominated seat (4) has a two-year term of service. On a given year, half of these members (2) rotate off; this allows WebTide to benefit from a balance of fresh perspectives while maintaining leadership continuity year-to-year. Terms begin in January.

To replace outgoing community-nominated members, new nominations are accepted each fall. Those eligible must be:

  • active WebTide community members
  • employed within an organizational unit that is not already represented in the upcoming year’s coordinating group

Elections shall be held if:

  • there are more than 2 individuals nominated
  • multiple individuals are nominated who work within a single organizational unit

Liaison seats (2) are not elected, and are directly appointed by the leadership of OIT and Web Communications respectively. Their inclusion reflects our belief in the importance of collaboration and communication between the greater UA web community and institutional-level web service providers.

Time commitment

A maximum time commitment of 4-6 hours per month is to be anticipated.


We meet once monthly in addition to the regular third-Thursday “meetup” sessions. Monthly coordinating group meetings are open to all WebTide members.

An archive of past and current meeting minutes are posted online and are available for viewing within UA Box. Meeting livestreams are also available on the WebTide YouTube channel.