Chancellor Sheri Everts
Chancellor

Dr. Sheri Everts joined Appalachian State University as its eighth leader in July 2014.

Chancellor Everts’ priorities for moving forward as a campus community include:

  • Articulating the ways Appalachian defines sustainability,
  • Increasing the diversity of our student, faculty and staff populations,
  • Improving wellness, health and safety for our campus community,
  • Integrating global learning into and beyond our classrooms,
  • Supporting faculty and staff,
  • Providing innovative and creative opportunities for our students to engage in and showcase their research,
  • Emphasizing the significance of the difference we can make in communities here and across the world through civic engagement,
  • Securing the necessary resources to energize and sustain these strategic initiatives and support our world-class faculty, staff and students, and,
  • Maintaining a focus on slow and steady enrollment growth.

A Rigorous Student Experience

At Appalachian, student learning and student success come from a challenging academic curriculum, active classroom environments and close collaboration between faculty members and students on scholarly activities. A strong emphasis on undergraduate research, international experiences, interdisciplinary connections and measurable learning outcomes that assess student progress are at the core of Appalachian’s academic activities.

Chancellor's messages

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    It’s been 50 years since Appalachian State Teachers College became Appalachian State University — a multidisciplinary, university with three undergraduate colleges: Arts and Sciences, Fine and Applied Arts, and Education. Some of you recall classes in the then-new Sanford Hall, seeing Doc Watson at the Boone Drug counter and maybe grabbing an ice cream sundae at the Tastee Freez — for a staggering 19 cents!

  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018

    I am pleased to announce Paul Meggett has accepted my offer to serve as general counsel for Appalachian, effective June 18. Paul is a former law professor and interim dean at Charlotte School of Law, and prior to that appointment, spent more than a decade in a dual, in-house counsel role as associate general counsel for the UNC Health Care System and as Assistant University Counsel for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018

    You represent a group more than 120,000 strong. Soon, nearly 3,600 more will join the ranks of those who can call themselves proud Appalachian graduates. As you know, the pride you felt when you crossed the stage strengthens over time. This is due in large part to the many accomplishments of our alumni, students, faculty and staff.

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