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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.

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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. Read more

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May 2013 staff milestones

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