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If there’s one thing small college purchasing managers know for sure, it’s that they have to be smart about a lot of things. “At larger schools, people in purchasing have […]
As textbook sales have declined, campus stores are relying on promotions to attract students who might not otherwise have a reason to visit. The wave of special events continues year-round in an attempt to drive business beyond the pre-semester rush.
Several years ago I participated in a UB article called “Spotlight on Procurement.” The focus was on the emerging recognition of procurement as a key strategic contributor to the financial […]
Higher ed institutions in the U.S. lead the world when it comes to producing graduates who go on to create unicorns—private start-up companies worth in excess of $1 billion, such […]
The guiding principle for deploying new technology at the University of San Diego is simple: It has to improve the student experience. With that in mind, administrators there have developed […]
Andrew Lippman is one of the foremost experts on viral communication and digital life. As a founder of MIT’s Media Lab, Lippman had been studying this field long before many […]
A campus bookstore director relayed a conversation he’d had with the administrator to whom he reports. “I asked my boss whether he expected the store to generate as much profit […]
After years of working with multiple food service vendors and local restaurants, administrators at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh decided in January 2016 to bring fast-casual bakery chain Au Bon […]
The need for infrastructure such as classrooms, student housing, dining and wellness facilities has never been greater at colleges and universities. Teaming with the real estate development community through public-private […]
According to a recent survey of auxiliary directors conducted by the National Association of College Stores, we know that the top reason (41 percent) for outsourcing the campus store is […]
Colleges now enhance game-day experiences with more luxury suites and better wireless connectivity in an effort to lure fans away from the comforts of home and to the stadium. In […]
“What advice do you have for administrators about making long-term relationships with firms like yours beneficial for both parties?” “Colleges and universities must clearly define their primary objectives and maintain […]
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