DBU Partners With Barnes & Noble College to Manage its Campus Bookstore

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DALLAS, TX – Dallas Baptist University (DBU) has named Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble Education Company (NYSE:BNED), as the new operator of its on-campus bookstore. The bookstore will transition to new management beginning June 23, 2017. 

"We could not be more pleased to welcome the Barnes & Noble College team to University Hill through this new partnership," said Dr. Adam C. Wright, DBU President. "The DBU Family will undoubtedly benefit as a result of Barnes & Noble College’s strength of experience in both retail store operation and course material delivery strategies. Through our work together, we look forward to advancing our vision of building a great Christian University that is pleasing to God."

Barnes & Noble College is recognized for its ability to bring innovative programs and solutions to college and university campuses. The selection of Barnes & Noble College will allow the bookstore to offer students a variety of affordable course materials, including a robust in-store and online rental textbook program, an extensive selection of used, new and digital textbooks, OER Courseware, as well as a new price matching program—offering even more savings to students. 

Barnes & Noble College will also offer DBU students a bookstore that reflects the University’s unique brand, including an expanded selection of Patriot logo apparel, laptops and other technology products, school supplies, reference and faith-based reading materials, as well as gifts for alumni, friends and family. 

Barnes & Noble College will create and manage Dallas Baptist University’s online bookstore website, delivering an innovative, customized shopping experience, offering students, staff, faculty and alumni the choice and convenience to shop in-store or online.

DBU faculty will also gain access to a groundbreaking online community called FacultyEnlight (www.facultyenlight.com), a streamlined textbook adoption platform that combines advanced search capabilities with detailed information on course material formats, pricing and reviews by other faculty.

Dallas Baptist University is one of 25 higher education institutions that Barnes & Noble College partners with in the state of Texas, including Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M, University of North Texas and Texas Tech University. Barnes & Noble College operates 770 campus stores nationwide.

“We’re very proud to partner with Dallas Baptist University,” said Patrick Maloney, President of Barnes & Noble College. “This valued partnership will allow us to work together to offer a multitude of resources, innovative technologies and an array of affordable course materials, while embracing the University's core mission and values.”

For more information about Barnes & Noble College’s services and locations, visit www.bncollege.com. To learn more about Barnes & Noble College’s affordable textbook rental program, visit www.bnctextbookrental.com

About Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University is a comprehensive Christ-centered university dedicated to producing servant leaders through the integration of faith and learning. With an enrollment of over 4,200 students, DBU's main campus is located in the foothills of southwest Dallas. DBU offers 79 undergraduate programs and 37 graduate degree programs in various fields, online college degree programs, and two doctoral programs. Get more information about Dallas Baptist University (www.dbu.edu) by browsing our website, emailing news@dbu.edu, or by calling (214) 333-5172.

About Barnes & Noble College

Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble Education company (NYSE:BNED), is a leading operator of college bookstores in the United States.  Barnes & Noble College currently operates 770 campus bookstores and the school-branded e-commerce sites for each store, serving more than 5 million college students and faculty nationwide. As a strategic partner, Barnes & Noble College is committed to offering a complete support system and an unmatched retail and digital learning experience to foster student success in higher education. 

General information on Barnes & Noble College can be obtained by visiting the Company’s website: www.bncollege.com.

Written by Dr. Blake Killingsworth

Dr. Blake Killingsworth is the Vice President for Communications at Dallas Baptist University.