Chancellor Sheri Everts

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, February 14, 2020

    Spring semester is now in its fifth week, and this is the point in the new year when many students tend to need more help balancing academic and personal demands. University leaders continually assess and refine our support services to ensure we are meeting current student needs and anticipating those that may arise.

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020

    It’s always a pleasure to share our good news — your university continues to earn top accolades from independent sources. I'm excited, also, to share updates on construction and campus initiatives around inclusive excellence and climate action. I hope you will be inspired to visit your alma mater and see, firsthand, the changes taking shape on campus.

  • Monday, February 10, 2020

    Effective immediately, Dr. Darrell Kruger will step down from his position as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. For the remainder of the academic year, he will be assigned to special projects within the Chancellor’s division.

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.