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, May 7, 2021

    Dear Members of the App State Community,

    I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris will assume the role of Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, effective immediately.

    Since February of 2020, Heather has served in this role in an interim capacity, and her leadership throughout the pandemic has been exceptional. She has risen to each challenge, building consensus, leading by example and fostering innovation and creative solutions under immensely difficult circumstances.

  • Thursday, May 6, 2021

    Dear Members of the App State Community,

    I am pleased to announce that Jamie Parson has agreed to serve as Interim Chief Diversity Officer, beginning May 10, 2021.

    Jamie’s leadership with diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at App State is well-known, and she is widely respected on our campus and nationally. Jamie has consistently built diversity, equity and inclusion work into her research, scholarship and service. Jamie will begin in her new role prior to Dr. Willie Fleming’s June 1 retirement. I appreciate her willingness to take on this cabinet-level position at this time so the important work we have underway continues seamlessly.

  • Friday, April 30, 2021
    Wednesday’s tragic incident that took the lives of two courageous Watauga County Sheriff’s deputies and two App State alumni has shocked and saddened the Appalachian Community. Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox died in the line of duty, willingly risking their own safety to protect others. Michelle Wilson Ligon ’94 and George Ligon ’86 were well known and active participants in both the App State and Boone communities. We mourn these terrible losses.
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.