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Clarkson University Selects Follett Higher Education Group to Manage Bookstore Operations

Clarkson University announced today that Follett Higher Education Group (FHEG) will begin management of the Clarkson University Bookstore.

"Follett is in an ideal position to leverage its experience and market presence to meet the needs of our students and faculty, bringing the best to our bookstore operation," said Clarkson University Chief Financial Officer Nancy Kin. "We are very confident that selecting Follett to operate our bookstore is the best choice for our community and campus. It will bring new services and better selection."

The transition of operation to Follett is scheduled for July 7, 2010.

Follett recently announced the expansion of Rent-A-Text, their latest cost-saving program to help alleviate the costs of course materials. In addition to rental and a robust ebook offering, FHEG’s e-commerce and faculty web resources, including online adoption and book information, offers Clarkson students, faculty, and staff the most innovative and convenient ways to conduct business.

"We are committed to making the Clarkson University Bookstore the premier resource of campus," said Tom Christopher, president of FHEG. "We look forward to working directly with the campus and community to ensure that the University Bookstore is taking full advantage of our innovative and cost-saving programs. Follett is extremely proud to have Clarkson University as our partner."

About Follett Higher Education Group

Follett Higher Education Group of Oak Brook, Ill., is the leading provider of bookstore services and the foremost supplier of used books in North America. Follett services five million students and over 400,000 faculty members through more than 850 stores. Follett also services more than 1,600 independent campus stores with its wholesale services, and has the most visited ecommerce collegiate website,, that provides services and products through a network of more than 900 campus stores.

About Clarkson University

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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