Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. today announced that 14 colleges and universities have selected Barnes & Noble College as their partner of choice to operate their campus bookstores. The 14 new contracts represent 23 new campus and virtual bookstores. The schools represent a projected additional 140,000 students and their faculty.
“Barnes & Noble College’s continued success builds significantly on Barnes & Noble Education’s mission and provides an even greater footprint to deliver innovative and affordable educational content, competency-based educational tools and courseware solutions,” said Max J. Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.
In just the past month, Georgetown University, the nation’s oldest Jesuit institution, the University of Connecticut, one of the nation’s top research universities, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, have chosen to partner with Barnes & Noble College. These institutions recognize the incredible commitment and unmatched success a partnership with Barnes & Noble College brings to a higher education institution and the dramatically increased access to affordable course materials it provides to students.
“As the market for educational materials continues to undergo unprecedented change, we are proud to provide tools that support academic success for every school we serve,” said Patrick Maloney, President, Barnes & Noble College. “Our role as a complete support system for students and faculty and as a forward-thinking strategic partner has never been more important as higher education continues to face many headwinds.”
“We create and operate campus stores that are focal points for college life and learning and are designed to enhance the educational mission of the school, enliven campus culture and deliver an important revenue stream to our partner colleges and universities,” added Mr. Maloney. “Our new partnerships continue to deepen our commitment to serve.”
A diverse mix of venerable institutions, the full list of new contracts includes:
Bates Technical College
Lenoir Community College
Lincoln Memorial University
Northern Michigan University
Ocean County College
St. Mary’s University
Seton Hill University
University of Connecticut
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Youngstown State University
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General information on Barnes & Noble College can be obtained by visiting the Company’s website: www.bncollege.com.