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, April 28, 2023

    Good morning and welcome to App State's annual campus budget presentations.

    Thank you for joining us today. We are glad to return to an in-person format for these presentations.

    Today, you will hear about the university's major goals and accomplishments over the last year, as well as budget priorities for the coming year.

  • Friday, March 24, 2023

    Good afternoon.

    This week students returned from Spring Break, and the second half of the semester is underway. Commencement is only seven weeks from today.

    As our soon-to-be graduates prepare for commencement, soon-to-be-students are on campus today, interviewing for our signature scholarships. All are looking ahead to the promise that awaits them as each App State Experience begins or takes them to their next step. 

  • Friday, December 2, 2022

    Good afternoon and welcome to the first App State Board of Trustees meeting on our Hickory Campus! I'm thrilled that the App State Hickory Campus now comes right up on Google Maps when you search for it! On behalf of the entire university community, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to each of you. I am thrilled to host you here today and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support, which has led to our being in this location today. Thank you very much.

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.