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College stores today are far more diversified than was ever imagined even a decade ago. Today, they are just as likely to feature a juice bar and café as they are textbooks and other course materials. Students can find best-selling novels, computers, licensed apparel, and an entourage of gift items without even leaving campus.

With online book sales increasing year-over-year, it suggests that even more changes will come. The campus store of the future won’t just be a great place to shop, but an inviting place to connect. Will your campus be prepared to serve your students in the best way possible? Contact us today, and let’s begin a creative conversation. What’s your vision? How can we help you innovate?


Campus Store

Your search has ended if you are looking for a committed partner that can care for every aspect of your store needs. We offer a full range of emblematic products, clothing, gifts, personal effects, school and art supplies, trade books, reference material, and textbooks. 


Virtual Bookstore

Our virtual bookstore is the ideal solution for distance-learning students, satellite or extension campuses, and ensuring that your school is HEOA compliant. A completely customizable solution providing students a convenient way to order online, from anywhere, 24/7. 

Bookstore Division Administration

Dana Poag

Dana Poag

Vice President, Campus Store, Military & OnCourse Divsions

Dana has over 25 years of experience in retail merchandising, with additional expertise in store operations, customer satisfaction and campus participation programs. After facilitating a hugely successful transformation of the USAO campus store operation, Dana was invited to join TBC’s general merchandise team as coordinator, assisting store managers with merchandise and display options. Dana then became a regional manager providing guidance and support to TBC’s Northern Region. For 15 consecutive years Dana has been a member of TBC’s President’s Club for achieving budgeted financial objectives. Dana now holds the position of vice president, focusing on store efficiencies, leadership and store team leadership, campus administration and faculty relations, and financial oversight.

Career Highlights: B.B.A. in Marketing, University of Oklahoma 1984; VP, Grady County United Fund; President, Chickasha Kiwanis Club; Honorary member and past president, Junior Social Workers; TBC 2006 Store Manager of the Year; 2011 TBC Spirit Award Recipient; 2018 TBC Eagle Award Recipient

Expertise: Campus Relations, Contract Negotiations, Purchasing; Sales Promotions, Merchandising, Inventory Management, Store Operations


Ken Wiley

Ken Wiley

Director of Operations, Military

Ken Wiley began his college bookstore career in 1995 as a student employee. In 1997, Mr. Wiley entered and completed Follett’s Store Manager in Training Program and was hired as a Store Manager at Oral Roberts University Bookstore in Tulsa, OK. and then served as Store Manager of Regis University Bookstores in Denver, CO where he oversaw operation of 8 college bookstores in Colorado and Nevada. After a 13 year career with Follett, Ken began a new career with Nebraska Book Company as a General Manager. After 5 years, Ken was hired as a NBC/Neebo District Manager covering a 4 state area with an annual sales volume of $26 million. Mr. Wiley joined TBC January 2016 as Director of Operations for TBC’s OnCourse and Military Programs.

Career Highlights: 1998 PR Litzinger Store Manager of the Year-Follett Higher Education Group; Multiple Store, Region and National Sales and Profitability Awards; 2009 Loss Prevention Award-NBC/Neebo; 2011 and 2012 Team Player Award-NBC/Neebo

Expertise: College Retail and Textbook Operations; Leadership/Team Training and Development; Campus Partner Relations; Strategic Business Planning; Visual Merchandising; eCommerce Planning and Development

Mark Ruiz

Mark Ruiz

Regional Manager

Mark joined TBC in 2010. Prior to joining TBC Mark was with Target Stores in Houston, Texas, where he was a top performing store manager overseeing a $30M sales volume. While with Target, Mr. Ruiz was appointed Houston area technical training sponsor and coordinated retail training programs for all new executives. Before Target, Mark was with Foley’s Department Stores and held positions in both Houston and Austin. Mark has over 20 years of experience in retail merchandising and operations, customer service, staff development, loss prevention and purchasing.

Career Highlights:  BA from the University of Texas at Austin; Target, Store Manager Award Winner- Top Customer Service-2008 & Top District Contributor Award- 2007; Foley’s Profit Improvement Award-2004, Manager of the Year-1998

Expertise: Merchandising; Sales Promotion; Inventory Control; Team Building; Training And Personnel Development; Customer Service and Leadership Programs

Jan Weldin

Jan Weldin

Transition & Operations Manager

Jan Weldin came to TBC with over three decades of retail experience. Prior to joining TBC in 2016, Jan began her college bookstore career in 1999 with Follett Higher Education Group.  After serving as the senior store manager at California Lutheran University Bookstore, she became assistant director at Purdue University Bookstores in 2003. After successfully reaching sales of over $14M, Jan was promoted in 2008 to the store manager/accounts manager of Ivy Tech Community College Bookstores in Indiana, where she became the first Follett manager to manage 28 stores with a financial aid billing of $93M annually. In her last position with Follett, she was a company-wide transitions manager traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada. Prior to her bookstore industry career, Jan was an assistant manager at Walmart, branch exchange manager with the Navy Exchange in Great Lakes, IL, and exchange manager in Atsugi, Japan.

Jan has won numerous professional awards not only by her past employer but also from campus administrators. She is a motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities.

Career Highlights: Navy Exchange Outstanding Sales Performance Awards, 1987 & 1991; Follett Accountability Company Award Winner, 2010; Follett Excellent Service Award, 2010; Lafayette Ivy Tech Community College Outstanding Customer Service to Students Award, 2011; Follett Central Division Winner Loss Prevention Award, 2013

Expertise:  College Retail and Bookstore Operations; Sales Team Management and Training;  Accounting; Visual Merchandising; Marketing and Sales Promotion; Inventory Management; Campus Relations

Mike Applegate

Mike Applegate

Regional Manager

Mike joined TBC in 2012 with over 30 years retail experience in retail merchandising and operations. In his previous position as the senior director of retail administration for Hastings Entertainment in Amarillo, Texas, he was responsible for all operational and merchandise planning for 149 stores doing $500 million annually in sales. Additionally, he administered all training materials and communications to the sales field while overseeing the $65 million company labor budget for stores. Before Hastings, Mike was the senior director of store operations at Anderson Merchandisers in Amarillo where he was responsible for leading a team of divisional, regional and district managers that supervised 2,050 sales representatives and merchandising specialists, which serviced 3,600 Wal-Mart stores and 600 SAM’s Clubs.

Career Highlights: Senior director of retail administration – Hastings Entertainment; Senior director of store operations – Anderson Merchandisers; Divisional manager – Anderson Merchandisers; District manager – Hastings Entertainment; Store manager – K-Mart, Wal-Mart Vendor of the Year 2005; Hastings District Manager of the Year Award 1995 and 1999

Expertise: Talent Acquisition and Development; Change and Conflict Management; Communication; Strategy and Planning; Sourcing and Implementation of Best Practices; Retail Administration; Budgetary Processes; Business Metric Analysis; Sales Generation; P&L Performance

Christine King

Christine King

Regional Manager, TBCU Trainer

Christine joined TBC in 2012 and quickly moved into a store manager position in 2018. Before TBC, Christine was a retail executive manager for a multi-store operation in Austin, TX. Christine managed the highest volume store in the U.S. for Party City. She brings a wealth of retail experience with Borders Books and Hobby Lobby, beginning in 2004.

Career Highlights:  2020 – Most Improved Store Performance, Most Improved Net Profit, Most Improved Gross Margin, 2021 – Store Manager of the Year

Expertise: Merchandising, Talent acquisition and development, Retail administration, Budgetary processes, Business metric analysis, Sales generation, P&L performance, Customer Service, Training


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