Follett Press Releases

Massachusetts Renews Follett with SIS/SIF Preferred Vendor Status

June 18, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett has again achieved Massachusetts School Interoperability Framework (SIF) certification and its Massachusetts SIS/SIF contract has been renewed through June 2019. All student information system (SIS) vendors, such as Follett with its Aspen solution, must be certified before they may secure contracts with districts in the Massachusetts Department of ...

Rhode Island Renews Follett’s Aspen SIS with Preferred Vendor Status

June 5, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett’s Aspen Student Information System (SIS), which already is firmly established in Rhode Island as a partner to 50 percent of the state’s K-12 school districts, has again earned preferred vendor status from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). When purchasing a new SIS, school districts and RIDE can continue to adopt Follett&...

Follett, Kimono Announce Renewal of Integration Partnership

May 23, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett, a leading content, technology, and services provider to PreK-12 schools and districts, and Kimono, the leader in cloud-based data integration for schools, announced today they have renewed their partnership. The partnership, entering its fifth year, enables Follett customers to enjoy seamless integration with their market-leading Destiny solution...

Baker & Taylor Partners with Momence High School to Bring Work Based Learning

May 14, 2018
MOMENCE, ILL. – Baker & Taylor,LLC., a fixture in Momence since 1962, has partnered with the local Momence High School to offer a different take on employment and learning. Beginning this year students will be offered the Baker & Taylor Work Based Learning Program which, in partnership with Momence High, will include work based learning classes in addition to normal...

Follett’s Aspen SIS Attains Ed-Fi Certification Status

May 11, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett today announced it has successfully completed the Ed-Fi Data Standard Certification for its Aspen Student Information System (SIS). Developed by a community of ed-tech experts and technologists, the Ed-Fi Data Standard is a set of rules for the collection, management, and organization of educational data that allows multiple systems to exchange this ...

Follett to Manage Northern Illinois University Campus Store Operations

May 10, 2018
DEKALB, ILL. – The Northern Illinois University (NIU) Board of Trustees announced today that the university has selected Follett Higher Education to manage campus store operations. After reviewing proposals from numerous national chains, the university selected Follett as its retail partner based on the resources, technology and product selection it can ...

Follett, NextTier Education Partner to Help Students Achieve Their Postsecondary Goals

May 4, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett today announced it has signed an exclusive channel partnership with NextTier Education for its cloud-based software solution that provides educators, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals. Effective immediately, Follett will begin selling NextTier to public and private school ...

Follett Challenge Announces 2018 Grand-Prize Winner

April 27, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – For the second time in three years, the Grand Prize winner of the Follett Challenge is from the state of Alaska. Tudor Elementary School, part of the Anchorage School District, learned in a video announcement it had won the seventh annual contest, which is sponsored by Follett. Created by Chuck Follett, retired president and CEO of Follett Corporation, the ...

Follett Expands ‘Follett Book Fairs’ into Texas Market

April 4, 2018
DALLAS – Follett today announced Follett Book Fairs, which launched regionally at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, will expand into Texas, effective August 2018. Nader Qaimari, Follett School Solutions’ president, made the announcement at the 2018 Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference in Dallas, and said Follett Book Fairs will begin with ...

Changes Coming to Tulsa Community College Campus Stores

April 4, 2018
TULSA, OKLA. – Tulsa Community College has contracted with Follett, a national leader in campus bookstore management, to operate the TCC Campus Stores on all four main campuses – Metro, Northeast, Southeast and West. TCC is Oklahoma’s third largest college or university serving roughly 25,000 students in credit courses annually. The transition to Follett Higher...

Follett Forms Advisory Board to Help K-12 Schools Genrefy Libraries

April 3, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – A new advisory board has been formed by Follett to help K-12 school libraries make the transition from the Dewey Decimal System to a more student friendly, bookstore-like layout based on genres. The Genrefication Advisory Board, comprised of nearly 20 national and international librarians and media specialists, will meet for the first time this week at the ...

Loyola Chicago University Campus Bookstores Respond to Rambler Basketball Excitement

March 29, 2018
CHICAGO, ILL. – Loyola Chicago University Campus Bookstores are opening additional retail locations in response to Loyola Basketball excitement. Earlier this week, the bookstore opened a pop-up location at 822 N. Michigan (at Pearson, across from the Water Tower). On Friday, the Lakeshore Main Store will expand into temporary space adjacent to the Lakeshore Campus store at ...

Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit Scheduled for June 23 in Chicago

March 27, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – A full-day workshop just prior to the ISTE 2018 Conference in Chicago will explore how K-12 librarian leaders can lead, teach, and support the Future Ready goals of their schools and districts, develop an action plan for their library programs, and delve into the challenges and best practices surrounding empowering Future Ready Librarians. The “...

Follett Chosen to Manage Florida Gateway College Campus Store

March 26, 2018
LAKE CITY, FLA. – Florida Gateway College (FGC) has chosen Follett Higher Education to manage its campus store effective March 13, 2018 to bring affordable course material options and fresh products to the campus community. The store was previously managed by the campus. With this new partnership between Follett and FGC, students and faculty will benefit from Follett's...

Follett Contracts with Stony Brook University to Operate Virtual Bookstore and Campus Stores

March 21, 2018
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Follett Higher Education has entered into an agreement with  Stony Brook University to manage its three campus stores and virtual bookstore for affordable course material options effective March 19, 2018. Follett will begin operating Stony Brook’s Shop Red West, Shop Red East and the Seawolves MarketPlace stores bringing a fresh product assortment...

Follett Selected to Manage Two North Shore Community College Campus Stores

March 20, 2018
WESTCHESTER, ILL. – North Shore Community College (NSCC) transitioned its Danvers and Lynn campus stores to Follett Higher Education on March 1, 2018, bringing affordable course material options, fresh products and innovative store designs to the campus community. The stores were formerly run by the campus. With this new Follett and NSCC partnership, students and ...

Cengage and Follett Announce Plans to Offer Cengage Unlimited Subscriptions Via Campus Stores and Websites

March 15, 2018
BOSTON AND WESTCHESTER, ILL. – Cengage, an education and technology company, and Follett Corporation today announced an extensive partnership to distribute, market and promote Cengage Unlimited, making this innovative subscription service available at all of Follett’s more than 1,200 campus locations and online, beginning this fall. Cengage Unlimited is the first-of-its-kind ...

San Bernardino Valley College Chooses Follett to Run Campus Store

March 9, 2018
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. – San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) will transition its store to Follett Higher Education on March 9, 2018, bringing affordable course material options, fresh products and innovative store designs to the campus community. With this new partnership between Follett and SBVC, students and faculty at both locations will benefit from Follett's ...

Follett Challenge ’18 Announces Semifinalists, Video Voting Winners

February 28, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – The Grand Prize winner of the 2018 Follett Challenge will be selected from among an elementary school in Anchorage, Alaska; a middle school in the Bronx, N.Y.; and a high school in Durham, N.C. In an online announcement today, organizers of the Follett Challenge unveiled the seventh annual competition’s three diverse Semifinalists, as well as the 10 ...

Northwestern State University Taps Follett to Run Two Campus Stores

February 22, 2018
WESTCHESTER, ILL. – Northwestern State University (NSU) will transition its Shreveport and Natchitoches campus stores from Barnes & Noble to Follett Higher Education on Feb. 22, 2018, bringing affordable course material options, fresh products and innovative store designs to the campus community. With this new partnership between Follett and NSU, students and ...

Follett to Manage Shepherd University Campus Store

February 20, 2018
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. – Shepherd University will soon transition its campus store to Follett Higher Education management, bringing new products, savings and support for campus store customers. Shepherd University selected Follett as the campus retail partner with the best resources, technology and product selection to support the unique needs of the campus community. The transition...

Follett Selected to Operate Immaculata Campus Store

February 15, 2018
IMMACULATA, PA. – Immaculata University will transition its campus store from Barnes & Noble to Follett Higher Education on Feb. 15, 2018, bringing affordable course material options and fresh product assortments to the campus community. With this new collaboration between Follett and Immaculata University, students and faculty will benefit from Follett's ...

Follett Unveils New Release of Market-Leading Destiny

February 13, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – With its latest release of Destiny, Follett continues to make impactful advances to its market-leading library/resource management solution. Destiny 15.5 provides enhancements to help students and teachers more easily find the best resources to meet learning goals and objectives, and includes updates to the entire Destiny family of products – Destiny ...

Follett Disrupts Collegiate Campus Ecommerce with $50 Million Technology Investment

January 16, 2018
WESTCHESTER, ILL. – Follett Corporation, higher education’s leading campus retailer and operator of college stores, announced today that it is making a $50M investment to transform the company’s collegiate eCommerce platform. The company’s shift to “headless” eCommerce keeps Follett at the cutting edge of commercial online retailing. “This...

Follett President & CEO Ray Griffith to Retire; Board Appoints Sodexo’s Patrick Connolly to Succeed Griffith

December 4, 2017
WESTCHESTER, ILL. – Follett Corporation today announced that President and CEO Ray A. Griffith will retire from the company at the end of the current fiscal year in March 2018.  The Board has appointed former Sodexo executive Patrick E. Connolly (pictured) to succeed Griffith as President and CEO, effective January 2, 2018.  Griffith was named to lead Follett in ...