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

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Appalachian’s 2019 homecoming festivities welcomed alumni from near and far, and it was a delight to see so many of you reconnecting with classmates and professors and exploring our campus construction projects. Homecoming included the honoring of our Alumni Awards Winners, the presentation of a large donation from the Class of 1969 and the return of one of our most active alumni as a member of our leadership team.

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    Service experiences are one way we elevate a sense of community and purpose — and also help further develop our students’ critical problem-solving skills while affirming the value of “doing good.” Here are a few recent examples of our students gaining valuable experience while contributing to communities on and beyond our campus.

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    This fall, Appalachian welcomed our largest and most diverse class in university history and saw an increase in our retention rates, which continue to be well above the national average. These figures attest to the strong interest in an Appalachian education and the high-quality degree programs provided to your students by our dedicated faculty and staff.

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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.