Angela O'Connor is new university bookstore manager

If the new manager of Tennessee Tech University’s Barnes & Noble Bookstore seems to have a familiar face — it’s because she does.

Angela O’Connor was promoted to the position last month when former manager Jimmy Grinnel moved to a store in North Carolina. She had been working as the assistant manager at the TTU store for about a year.

“Although I have more responsibilities now, I’m excited about the transition from assistant manager to manager,” she said.

O’Connor has been working for Barnes & Noble since 1999, and she earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Central Florida in 2002. She came to TTU from a position at Brevard Community College in Florida.

“I love working in a college environment. Being on a college campus is fun, and I look forward to being able to help enhance the quality relationship our bookstore already has with TTU’s academic departments,” she said.

Her responsibilities as manager include general merchandising and incorporating company goals, employee needs and campus and community outreach efforts.