Chancellor Sheri N. Everts

Dr. Sheri N. Everts joined Appalachian State University as its seventh leader in July 2014. Previously, she had been provost and vice president for academic affairs at Illinois State University since 2008.

A Nebraska native who attended elementary school in a one-room schoolhouse, Everts graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in English instruction and secondary education. After teaching middle school and high school English in Kansas and Nebraska, she returned to UNL, where she earned a master’s degree in literacy education and English (1991) and a doctorate in administration, curriculum and instruction (1994).

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

  • Monday, July 13, 2015

    Chancellor Sheri N. Everts is pleased to announce that Debra Covington is joining the office in the role of Interim Executive Assistant to the Chancellor. Most recently, Covington served as Director of Marketing and Engagement for the Walker College of Business.

  • Monday, June 29, 2015

    Chancellor Sheri N. Everts has announced an organizational restructuring in several operating units that will be effective July 1. The restructuring takes into consideration the university’s substantial growth over the years and the complexity that has accompanied this growth. It also allocates responsibilities across administrative units more fitting for a university with over 18,000 students.

  • Friday, May 8, 2015

    The search for our next UNC system president is critical to the future of Appalachian, our system and our state. Your input is important in shaping the leadership profile of our next leader. Please review the included information about how you can participate and share your perspective.

FYI Podcast: Appalachian's Chancellor Sheri N. Everts

A conversation with Appalachian's Chancellor Sheri N. Everts about how to pronounce her name, what exactly a chancellor does, her least favorite food, and more.