The information for a department of a university on a website tends to be general in nature and often unchanging. If the department or the faculty wish to change, add to, or personalize this information, they need to request the website administrators to make this change on their behalf. This process besides being time consuming is inefficient and may not address the needs of the department accurately. This thesis addresses this issue by the development of a web based content management system. This system provides a simple user friendly interface where the faculty can enter/maintain their personal information, manage information on their classes, upload images, send emails to students registered in a class and interact with students on a discussion board for each class. This web system is designed to be used by the department of Africana Studies at San Diego State University, but with minor changes, it can be used by any department of any university.