Bookstore Advisory Committee recommends outsourcing

The Bookstore Advisory Committee, working since September 2009 on the question of whether the CC bookstore operations should be outsourced or return to a self-operated model, on Dec. 10 presented a  unanimous recommendation to President Celeste and Vice President for Finance and Administration Robert Moore in favor of outsourcing. The committee, which included faculty, staff and students, said: 

“The committee unanimously recommends that the college negotiate an outsource contract with Barnes and Noble or Validis. These two companies appear to be more flexible in their ability to respond to our needs, and more likely to provide a good fit with CC. Follett’s service over the last eighteen months is appreciated and we expect they will work with us in the transition to a new management.”

Read about the goal of a “uniquely Colorado College bookstore,” the committee’s process and its recommendation here. Follett’s support-services agreement is scheduled to continue until late January.