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

  • Friday, September 16, 2022

    Good morning and welcome to a very exciting weekend on App State’s Boone campus!

    Sunday night, I returned from College Station, Texas, after our football team won a tremendously important game for App State, beating Texas A&M, who was, at the time, ranked sixth in the nation. This week, College GameDay, ESPN’s popular college football pregame show, is broadcasting from App State’s campus for the very first time. The national publicity for our university earned by these student-athletes and their coaches is unparalleled in our university’s history, and it brings with it prestige and recognition for the entire App State campus. We will be able to put an actual dollar value on it once the weekend’s shows have aired, but we can confidently say that the earned media from this national spotlight on App State multiplies our advertising budget by hundreds of millions of dollars. We expect to see increases in enrollment, fundraising and additional media interest in the work of our faculty, students and staff as a result.

  • Monday, September 12, 2022

    Good afternoon.

    It is my pleasure to address this group today. The beginning of the academic year is always an exciting time full of promise, and I know we are all looking forward to the year ahead.

    Last night, I returned from College Station, Texas, after our football team won a tremendously important game for App State, beating Texas A&M, which was ranked sixth in the nation. This week, College GameDay, ESPN's popular college football pregame show, will broadcast from App State's campus for the first time ever. The national publicity for our university earned by these student-athletes and their coaches is unparalleled in our university's history, and it brings with it prestige and recognition for the entire App State campus. Given the logistics related to ESPN coming to campus, we will need to re-schedule Friday's Faculty Club reception. My apologies for this – it can't be helped, but I am looking forward to the reception this afternoon.

    Many of the faculty I have spoken with this academic year have commented on the energy and excitement on campus. This year has a new feel to it, after five semesters of COVID precautions that inhibited our interactions and adversely affected the mental health of so many members of our university community.

  • Friday, August 26, 2022

    Good afternoon, and thank you, Provost.

    I appreciate the opportunity to speak to all of you and provide an update on the state of the university during this first convening of faculty and staff for the academic year.

    Isn't it a gorgeous day? Our campus is vibrant and more beautiful than ever thanks to the work of our staff, who help prepare and support our faculty and students, supporting our academic mission in countless ways and with numerous and diverse talents. Faculty are in full swing, bringing life, energy and enthusiasm to classrooms, laboratories and learning spaces, and our students are engaged and eager to begin a new semester and enjoy the full college experience.

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