Chancellor Sheri N. Everts
Chancellor

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, June 23, 2017

    I am pleased to announce Hank Foreman has accepted my offer to serve as Appalachian’s chief of staff and vice chancellor, effective immediately. With over two decades of experience working at Appalachian, Hank brings to the Office of the Chancellor a demonstrated ability to blend institutional historical knowledge and forward thinking with values aligned with the mission and vision of the university.

  • Friday, June 23, 2017

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

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    After an extensive national search, I am pleased to announce Dr. Randy Edwards has accepted my offer to serve as Appalachian’s vice chancellor for university advancement. No stranger to the Appalachian Community, he brings a balanced leadership style, broad institutional knowledge, business acumen and the ability to guide and motivate his staff – qualities that have served us well during his term as interim vice chancellor for university advancement over the past nine months. This selection is good news for the entire Appalachian Community. Please join me in welcoming Randy to his official post in this critical leadership position. He will begin his new position May 1.

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.