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SAN LUIS OBISPO – David Watts started working with Follett Higher Education when he was a student at San Diego State University. Now, 20 years later, he has taken over the helm at the Cal Poly University Store.

The new director of the University Store arrived a couple of months ago to ensure a smooth transition of management of the on-campus store, as well as Cal Poly Downtown and the University Store e-commerce site.

Watts moved to the Central Coast from California State University, San Bernardino, and in his time with Follett has worked at UC Berkeley, University of Kansas, the Claremont Colleges, and the Coastal Community College District.

Transitioning University Store management to Follett will bring a wider range of affordable course material options to Cal Poly faculty and students as well as the opportunity to offer more Open Education Resources (OER) content and courseware, some of which are completely free. There is also a 10 percent discount program for faculty and staff.