Concord University Welcomes New Bookstore Manager

For Immediate Release: 
Dec 06 2005

Concord University Welcomes New Bookstore Manager

Athens, W.Va.-Christopher Smallwood has joined the staff of Concord University as the new manager of the M.N. “Mike” Pashion Book Store. He comes to Concord from Roanoke College in Virginia where he served as textbook operations manager.

Smallwood began his career in retail book sales at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington, Ky. He also served as bookstore director at Midway College where he installed that college’s first computerized textbook management system and streamlined the inventory, ordering and textbook buyback process and worked for MBS Textbook Exchange in Virginia as a senior customer service representative.

A graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Smallwood earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He most recently graduated from the Management Institute of the Roanoke Valley Business Community. His wife, Dr. Tracy Luff, serves as an assistant professor of sociology at Concord.

“I believe Mr. Smallwood will be a great addition to our team. He brings to Concord a broad wealth of wholesale and retail bookstore experience,” said Jim Cannon, vice president for business and finance.

Smallwood began his service to the University on October 24.

“My goal is to get the highest quality, least expensive academic materials for students,” noted Mr. Smallwood.


PHOTO: Mr. Christopher Smallwood

CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Jesse Call, a junior majoring in political science and history and Stephanie Harmon, a senior majoring in communication arts wrote this press release. Their hometowns are Pocahontas, Va. and Princeton, W.Va.