Chancellor Sheri Everts
Chancellor

Dr. Sheri Everts joined Appalachian State University as its eighth leader in July 2014.

Chancellor Everts’ priorities for moving forward as a campus community include:

  • Articulating the ways Appalachian defines sustainability,
  • Increasing the diversity of our student, faculty and staff populations,
  • Improving wellness, health and safety for our campus community,
  • Integrating global learning into and beyond our classrooms,
  • Supporting faculty and staff,
  • Providing innovative and creative opportunities for our students to engage in and showcase their research,
  • Emphasizing the significance of the difference we can make in communities here and across the world through civic engagement,
  • Securing the necessary resources to energize and sustain these strategic initiatives and support our world-class faculty, staff and students, and,
  • Maintaining a focus on slow and steady enrollment growth.

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

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018

    You represent a group more than 120,000 strong. Soon, nearly 3,600 more will join the ranks of those who can call themselves proud Appalachian graduates. As you know, the pride you felt when you crossed the stage strengthens over time. This is due in large part to the many accomplishments of our alumni, students, faculty and staff.

  • Friday, March 16, 2018

    I will offer a few of the many accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff; review our progress toward the 5-year strategic goals we set with the UNC System, and share the road map for expansion and improvements we have developed collaboratively as a campus, and with our community.

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018

    The UNC System Strategic Plan includes a commitment to fostering diverse and excellent institutions, including a goal to “systematically focus on recruitment, retention, and development of the most talented and diverse workforce possible at all levels.” In support of this goal, the strategic plan prescribes that the System will implement a plan to measure key success metrics, including faculty and staff engagement. As a part of this plan, each institution in the UNC System will participate in a systemwide employee engagement survey to gather input from faculty and staff about workplace engagement over the next five years.

FYI Podcast: Appalachian's Chancellor Sheri Everts

A conversation with Appalachian's Chancellor Sheri Everts about how to pronounce her name, what exactly a chancellor does, her least favorite food, and more.