Barnes & Noble at Louisiana Tech University Bookstore Manager Gerald Reeves has reason to celebrate. After 23 years managing the once independently owned bookstore, Reeves guided his staff through a smooth transition with new partners Barnes & Noble College and stayed open for business through a significant bookstore renovation.
Following completion of the rennovations, Reeves and Louisiana Tech University celebrated the grand opening of the new bookstore alongside Louisiana Tech President Dan Reneau and the Louisiana Tech cheerleaders. The newly renovated bookstore will now offer students and the campus community a store fully furnished with brand new merchandise and a redesigned sales floor created to improve students’ shopping experiences.
“Providing the best possible student services and support is the cornerstone of our institutional mission and vision for the future,” said President Reneau on the school website. “Partnering with a respected company like Barnes & Noble will afford us new opportunities to serve the needs of our students and help them to be successful in their studies.”
Reeves is excited about the new partnership which will focus on customer service, delivering a wider array of products, and addressing the needs of students and faculty.
“We wanted to stay current and have the most up-to-date retail, so it was necessary to partner with a strong party to offer a better experience,” said Reeves. “Before, we had a limited amount of resources. Barnes & Noble has already brought many new resources that are helping us move forward.”
In the school’s online news website, News @ Tech, Dr. Jim King, vice president for student affairs at Louisiana Tech, said it was important to find corporate partners, like Barnes & Noble that share the same organizational philosophies and commitment to excellence as the university. Through these partnerships, Louisiana Tech is redefining its services across the campus.
Read more about the Louisiana Tech University bookstore opening on The Tech Talk, the school’s official online school newspaper.
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