Alcorn selects Follett Higher Education Group to manage campus bookstore

Alcorn State University’s campus bookstore will soon be under new management.

Follett Higher Education Group will begin managing the campus bookstore operations Thursday, Aug. 3. Follett will provide Alcorn faculty, staff, students and alumni with expansive inventory of affordable course material choices. Cost-saving print options include used books as well as Follett’s text rental program that saves students up to 80 percent when buying books.

Follett also delivers a varied selection of digital learning technologies that help promote unlimited access to needed materials. New store services include Follett’s year-round buyback program and price match, which helps ensure students get their materials at the lowest cost possible.

Beyond course materials, Follett will refresh general merchandise offerings to be a one-stop shop for class and campus life essentials. Customers can expect a custom merchandise assortment that reflects local interests as well as national trends in supplies, technology, clothing, gifts and more.

Clay Wahl, president of Follett Higher Education, says the company is excited to offer customers an amazing shopping experience.

“Follett’s focus is on enhancing the Alcorn State University experience, so you can expect a campus store that delivers great products, welcomes the community, celebrates campus spirit and promotes affordable course material options,” said Wahl. “We look forward to serving Alcorn State University students, parents, alumni, fans, faculty and staff.”

President Alfred Rankins Jr. is confident in Follett’s ability to deliver quality service and products to the Alcorn community.

“Follett offers a wide variety of options that will appeal to our students as well as our faculty, staff and faithful alumni,” said Rankins. “I believe that the company will do a tremendous job at managing the bookstore and adhering to Alcorn’s high standards of customer service.”

The full breadth of Follett’s products and services can be explored both in-store and online at

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