Presentations Scheduled for Potential U of A Bookstore Management Vendors
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Two bookstore management vendors will provide campus presentations as a part of the evaluation process for selecting external management for the University of Arkansas Bookstore. Each vendor will provide an overview of its experience in operating campus bookstores as well as plans for the operation of the University of Arkansas Bookstore.
Each vendor will hold two presentations, providing options for the campus community to attend:
Monday, Oct. 28
- Barnes and Noble presentation: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
- Barnes and Noble presentation: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Reynolds Center Auditorim (RCED 120)
Friday, Nov. 1
- Follett presentation: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
- Follett presentation: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Reynolds Center Auditorium (RCED 120)
"We reached out to students, faculty, staff and adiminstrators to garner questions our campus community might have regarding an externally managed bookstore, and we used that feedback to develop a standard set of questions for each vendor to answer at the conclusion of their presentations," said Cale Fessler, associate vice chancellor for budget and financial planning, and chair of the RFP Committee leading the evaluation of potential vendors. "This allows us to address questions from campus while also ensuring the integrity of the process by posing the same questions to both vendors."
About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among fewer than 3 percent of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.
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