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

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    In May 2012, a university Interpersonal Violence Task Force was charged, and later that year they submitted a full report with recommendations for the 2012-13 academic year. With the acceptance and implementation of all recommendations in January 2014, the university’s Interpersonal Violence Council was established to continue: assembling and recording data; reviewing best practices in prevention, education, and services; and recommending short- and long-term strategies, practices, and policies regarding sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence.

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    I am pleased to announce that Dr. Darrell P. Kruger has accepted my offer to serve as provost and executive vice chancellor at Appalachian State University. Dr. Kruger comes to Appalachian from the University of New Orleans, where he is dean of the College of Education and Human Development.

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015

    Last semester I requested the Chancellor’s Commission on Diversity develop specific, actionable plans to recruit - and retain - students, faculty and staff of color to our campus. I am pleased to inform you the commission is finalizing new recommendations that add to earlier recommended action steps. There has been much good work done and I commend the commission for its efforts.

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