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

  • Friday, August 29, 2014

    On August 15, 2014, I shared the news that Charlie Cobb had stepped down as Appalachian’s director of athletics to join the athletics program at Georgia State University. I promised to update you as more information was available, and I am pleased to announce the formation of the search committee.

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Appalachian’s 26th annual university convocation will be held Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the George M. Holmes Convocation Center. This year’s distinguished speaker is Mr. Wayne Henderson, master luthier, musician and the inspiration for the 2014 Common Reading Program selection Clapton’s Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument by Allen St. John.

  • Monday, August 18, 2014

    Good morning! Thank you for being here on such a gorgeous day. This is a busy time for faculty and staff and I suspect you have an item or two you could be addressing in your offices or within your divisions, so it means a great deal to me that you are here. I appreciate this opportunity to introduce myself to all of you and thank you for all you do each and every day for our students.

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.