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, July 20, 2016

    It brings me great pride to recognize the dedicated advisors and students on Team Sunergy and to wish them well as they represent Appalachian at the Formula Sun Grand Prix in Pennsylvania.

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Recently more than 90 students from across the state and beyond visited our campus for the 5th Annual Energy Summit. It was our privilege to learn from them and be recharged by their enthusiasm and optimism. At Appalachian, we put students first, always, and together we are building a bright future. Ultimately, the reason Appalachian’s stellar faculty and staff come to work every day is to realize this vision.

  • Monday, July 11, 2016

    We offer our deepest sympathies to the families, loved ones and communities touched by the deaths of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana and five police officers in Dallas. These tragic acts leave us heartbroken and navigating feelings of grief, anger and frustration. In the days following last week’s events, many of you have engaged the power of community to gather and support each other. During such challenging times, it is important for us all to know we are not alone. If you are struggling, please reach out for help.

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.