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

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019

    Nearly 4,000 students crossed the stage during commencement this past weekend. The class of 2019 joins the more than 128,000 graduates of North Carolina’s premier, public undergraduate institution. Commencement is a momentous occasion for our graduates, a proud milestone for their families and a very special celebration for the faculty and staff who have taught, mentored and supported them along the way. An Appalachian degree is both respected and rewarded well beyond graduation, and each of you is testimony to that fact.

    The May 2 #iBackApp success is testimony to the lifelong support and commitment our alumni have for Appalachian. Thank you once again for stepping up to support our students’ success and academic excellence.

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    Our hearts are broken and our and thoughts are with our friends, loved ones and colleagues at UNC Charlotte. We grieve for the victims of this tragedy and their families, as well as the entire Niner Nation. Today, and in the challenging days ahead, Mountaineers are in solidarity with UNC Charlotte and those affected by this devastating violence.

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    I appreciate what each of you loyal alumni do to promote your alma mater in your communities and workspaces. You are making real and powerful differences across our state and in the world. I enjoyed meeting with Appalachian’s Alumni Council earlier this month and so appreciate their support and advocacy for their alma mater.

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