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

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016

    At the Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting, I introduced a new initiative named the Appalachian Innovation Scholars Program and shared that more information would soon be available. Providing more resources for Appalachian’s stellar faculty and staff has been a chief priority for me. I am pleased to prioritize funding in support of innovative research and practice by faculty and staff throughout all disciplines and program areas on campus. The program supports thought leaders who are working creatively and entrepreneurially to: address challenges; create lasting institutional change; provide community and societal benefits; establish opportunities that increase student engagement with research, creativity, innovation, design thinking, and entrepreneurship; and promote broad-based sustainability in the areas of economics, equity and the environment.

  • Monday, November 14, 2016

    Across our campus, in classrooms, on sidewalks, in the cafeteria and student union, members of our university community are processing a long and divisive election season, and considering how to move forward individually and as a nation.

    One thing is clear: we must move from focusing on what divides us to strengthening what unites us.

  • Monday, October 24, 2016

    The UNC system is actively soliciting feedback from the public during each phase of the strategic planning process, and will be conducting an open forum on our campus in the Plemmons Student Union Rooms 137 A-B (Calloway Peak/MacRae Peak) on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 2-4 p.m. Please plan to join me, along with representatives from UNC General Administration and the Board of Governors for this discussion.

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.