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

  • Friday, October 6, 2017

    In mid-July 2017, I announced University General Counsel Dayton Cole’s intention to retire effective June 1, 2018. With three decades of service to Appalachian, Dayton has dedicated the bulk of his career to supporting our campus’ students, faculty and staff. During his career, Dayton has received numerous recognitions and honors for his dedication and professional activities. Personally, I extend my sincere appreciation to Dayton for his commitment to Appalachian and for his collegiality in the good work we do each day. The search committee for Appalachian’s next general counsel has been formed and is beginning its work in earnest.

  • Friday, September 22, 2017

    Chancellor Sheri N. Everts’ message to the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees.

  • Monday, September 18, 2017

    One of the aspects of my job that gives me great satisfaction is working on a campus of faculty and staff whose passion about sustainability drives them to innovate in both research and practice. This is what led me to establish the Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program last year, which funded five projects at $10,000 each.

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