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Nader Qaimari Named to Lead Follett School Solutions Business

October 21, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation, a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, districts and college campuses for more than 140 years, today announced the appointment of Nader Qaimari to lead its preK-12 business, Follett School Solutions, effective immediately. In line with this appointment, Qaimari has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Follett Corporation, and ...

Teachers or Technology? Parents of K-8 Kids Differ Geographically Over Which is More Important

September 2, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – What do parents think is more crucial to the success of today’s students – excellent teachers or first-rate technology? The answer depends on where you live, according to a new nationwide survey of nearly 600 parents commissioned by leading educational services provider Follett Corporation and conducted by research firm Toluna. Parents of K-8 ...

Follett Corporation Names Todd Litzsinger Chairman Of The Board

January 29, 2014
RIVER GROVE – Follett Corporation today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has named Todd Litzsinger Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Litzsinger succeeds Steve Waichler, who held the role on an interim basis following the passing of Follett's former Chairman, Alison O'Hara, in July of 2013. "Todd's time on the Follett ...

Follett To Create Corporate Campus In Chicago's Western Suburbs

July 30, 2013
RIVER GROVE – Follett Corporation today announced that it will consolidate several of its facilities in Chicago's western suburbs at a single property in Westchester, Ill., as part of its growth plans for the future.  Follett recently signed an 11-year lease to occupy Three Westbrook Corporate Center, a 160,000 square-foot tower that represents the largest ...

Follett Launches $50 Million Education-Focused Venture Fund

June 18, 2013
RIVER GROVE – Follett Corporation today announced the establishment of the Follett Knowledge Fund, a capital funding source for new technologies that have the potential to improve and even disrupt the way educational content is delivered and consumed. Follett has committed $50 million to the fund, which complements and extends the company's extensive portfolio of ...

Follett Corporation Sells Certain BWI Assets To Baker & Taylor

September 5, 2012
RIVER GROVE – Follett Corporation and Baker & Taylor today announced the sale of certain assets of Book Wholesalers, Inc., to Baker & Taylor. BWI is a Follett Corporation company that specializes in providing children's and young adult books and audiovisual materials to public libraries. This transaction is the result of a strategic decision by the Follett ...

Follett Corporation President and CEO Announces Retirement

January 9, 2012
RIVER GROVE – Chuck Follett, President and CEO of Follett Corporation, today announced his decision to retire after 38 years of service with the company.  Follett is the leading operator of college bookstores and a major distributor of physical and digital educational materials and services to primary, secondary and university level institutions.  Commenting ...