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

  • 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.

  • Friday, March 31, 2017

    I am encouraged by our state leaders working together to repeal HB2, even as I am aware there are still concerns about the compromise bill, especially as voiced by members and advocates of our LGBTQIA community. I assure you Appalachian's commitment to equal access and opportunity for all of our students, faculty and staff remains steadfast.

  • Friday, March 24, 2017

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

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.