Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of the largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States and a leading provider of digital education services, today announced five additional colleges and universities have selected Barnes & Noble College to operate their campus bookstores. These schools join the colleges and universities that have already selected Barnes & Noble College as their partner of choice in Fiscal 2017. Together, these 18 new contracts represent 34 new campus and virtual bookstores, and more than 200,000 students and their faculty.
“We are proud to grow our diverse portfolio of partners with these dynamic institutions,” said Max J. Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Barnes & Noble Education. “The clients, students and faculty we serve remain at the vital core of our company’s mission to deliver innovative and affordable educational content, competency-based educational tools and courseware solutions.”
The most recent schools to partner with Barnes & Noble College are: the University of California, Irvine, Coastal Carolina University, Robeson Community College, Collin College and Rhode Island College.
“Barnes & Noble College has been transforming the role of the campus bookstore for more than 45 years and we are proud to help support student success in and out of the classroom by providing access to a suite of solutions with a wide range of affordable course materials, advanced digital education technology, and a social and academic hub experience unique to the communities of each school we serve,” said Patrick Maloney, President, Barnes & Noble College. “We will continue to adapt and evolve in our new partnerships, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to driving success for our clients, students and faculty nationwide.”
A full list of contracts awarded for stores to open in Fiscal 2017 includes:
Bates Technical College
Coastal Carolina University
Lincoln Memorial University
Northern Michigan University
Ocean County College
Rhode Island College
Robeson Community College
Seton Hill University
St. Mary’s University
University of California, Irvine
University of Connecticut
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Youngstown State University
General information on Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website: www.bned.com.
General information on Barnes & Noble College can be obtained by visiting the Company’s website: www.bncollege.com.