WCU Searches for a Replacement Campus Computer Store

WCU is currently communicating with several vendors in search for computer services to replace those offered last semester by College and University Computers, Inc. CUC gave a one day notice before discontinuing their services.

Earlier this semester, WCU sent out a request for information to local and larger companies to get an idea of what they are willing to offer. Upon receiving this information, several vendors visited campus to share ideas and discuss options.

Billy Norton, the director of Auxiliary Services, feels encouraged that Western will soon have a new computer store. “Several vendors are interested in providing a full range of services, including supplies and warranty,” said Norton.

Computer Dynamics, located in Sylva, is interested in offering their business to Western.

Tony Gallira, the owner of Computer Dynamics, feels that he could meet the computer needs of Western. “We have the best prices, good relationships between out technical staff, and we offer adequate and friendly service,” said Gallira. “If a person has any type of computer related problem, we will attempt to fix it.”

Western plans to send out a request for proposal to vendors to clarify expectations and give vendors an opportunity to bid. In the meantime, computer supplies and accessories can be found in the University Bookstore.

For further information regarding the closing of the CUC contact Billy Norton at (828)227-7322 or via e-mail at nortonb@wcu.edu.