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, May 13, 2016

    This month marks the end of our academic year and provides an opportunity for us to reflect and evaluate the progress on our diversity priorities. I thank this community for its dedication to moving forward to navigate the challenges we face together. As our campus addresses the repercussions of HB2, I continue to share my belief that university campuses should stand as beacons of acceptance and inclusion. I thank this community for joining me in working to ensure the protection of our diverse community and to value each individual within it.

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    I am writing to share that I am recovering quickly from my recent surgery and I am back at work. While no one wishes to deal with health issues, I was comfortable knowing that our good work continued and I extend appreciation to my colleagues for their support and assistance during this time. This note also brings my sincere thanks for all the well wishes I received from the Appalachian Community. Your support was greatly appreciated.

  • Monday, May 2, 2016

    We are pleased to announce that Human Resources, Academic Affairs and Counseling for Faculty and Staff have partnered with ComPsych® GuidanceResources® to provide all Appalachian State University faculty and staff an enhanced Employee Assistance Program. GuidanceResources services will provide you and your dependents confidential support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. These services are available to you now and are provided at no charge to you.

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.