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July 2013 comings and goings

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June 2013 comings and goings

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Moser elected to board

Buz MoserDonald “Buz” Moser, the executive director of business services, was elected to a three-year term on the National Association of College Stores (NACS) Board of Trustees.

Moser has been the director of university stores at Wake Forest since 1999. Within the college bookstore industry, Moser was the former president of the College Store Association of North Carolina and the National Association of College Stores (NACS) Foundation Board. In 2010, he was appointed co-chair of the selection committee for the National Collegiate Retailer of the Year Award. He is also an adjunct member of the university faculty, teaching an undergraduate course on leadership.

NACS is a not-for-profit trade association that oversees operations for college stores nationwide. The organization’s goal is to be a leading support system and resource for its store members by creating dynamic retail centers for their campus communities.

Follett selected to manage University Stores

This message is provided by Hof Milam, the senior vice president for finance and administration:

University Stores and its employees have served our campus well for many years.  However, in the face of a rapidly changing industry and declining financial performance, the University had to begin considering other service delivery models earlier this year.

After careful consideration, the University has selected Follett Higher Education Group to manage all University Stores locations beginning this summer.  Follett, the nation’s largest operator of college bookstores, serves more than 5 million students at more than 1,600 physical and online stores and employs approximately 10,000 associates worldwide.  Follett has longstanding relationships with many colleges and universities, including Stanford, Boston College, Georgetown and Kentucky.

The selection of Follett was made following an extensive request for proposal process. The University considered proposals from three management companies, as well as a presentation by our current management team. In the end, Follett’s proposal offered the greatest financial improvement to the University, substantially better than our current self-operating model.  Contracting with Follett also mitigates the University’s risk in attempting to compete in the increasingly digitized campus bookstore business. Continue reading »

May 2013 staff milestones

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Congratulations to retiring faculty, staff

The following is a message from President Nathan Hatch: 


While commencement season always brings about a sense of new beginnings and opportunities, it’s also a time to say thank you and bid farewell to many of our friends, colleagues and mentors who have called Wake Forest University home.

Please join me in congratulating and commemorating a marvelous class of Reynolda Campus faculty and staff retiring from Wake Forest this year. We are grateful for the many contributions from this remarkable group of individuals, who together have more than 800 years of service to the University: Continue reading »

SAC announces results of election

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is pleased to announce the results of the 2013 election. Please congratulate the seven new SAC representatives from across the university staff: Shana Atkins (Advancement), Shannon Badgett (Budget and Finance Planning), David Carlson (FACS: Warehouse), Matt Clifford (Residence Life and Housing), Susan Edwards (Office of Research and Sponsored Programs), Christy Hill (FACS: Project Management), and Kim Thore (University Stores).

In addition to newly-elected representatives, Karen Frekko (Schools of Business) and Jennifer Killingsworth (Financial & Accounting Services) have been re-elected to serve an additional term. Each SAC representative will serve a term of three years and may be re-elected to serve one additional term.

The SAC received nominations from March 1-22 and held the election from April 8 – April 22.  The SAC received a total of 26 unique nominations across the six staff divisions. The overall staff voting participation rate was 36 percent (566 of 1,560 eligible voters). Two divisions, Athletics and Other, did not have any open SAC positions and therefore did not participate in the 2013 election. Click here for a list of SAC divisions.

The SAC would like to thank the representatives whose terms are ending this year: Cathy Chinlund, Debbie Deheck, Teresa Earl, Tomma Guastaferro, Melvin Lee and Donna Thornton.

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February 2013 staff milestones

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November 2012 staff milestones

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Design the next tie-dye t-shirt

Staff and faculty, University Stores cordially invites you to join in our Tie-Dye T-Shirt Contest. Feeling creative? Want to see YOUR design on the fans and in the stands? Submit your best design and you may win!

The contest begins ends Oct. 29 . For more info, go to and click on the rotating Tie-Dye event banner at the top of the home page.

Our guest judges are: Provost Rogan Kersh, Alta Mauro of Multicultural Affairs, Mary Cranfill of Procurement and Brad Keen of Athletics.