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

  • Monday, March 30, 2020

    As we begin our second week of the strange “new normal” that has moved us online and put more physical distance among us than ever before in the history of our institution, I want you to know I recognize and appreciate the work you have done, and continue to do, to carry forward your teaching, research and service.

  • Friday, March 27, 2020

    As I give this report, I am deeply saddened by the circumstances in which we find ourselves. While we regularly train for numerous crises and disasters, the reality of leading our university through an extended global pandemic sets in with significant gravity at unexpected times throughout the process. We are simultaneously planning for every conceivable scenario, responding to each new circumstance, and learning to anticipate every eventuality as the ground continues to shift beneath our feet.

  • Friday, March 13, 2020

    Mountaineer resiliency is in full force as the university community rallies to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19. Across our campus, faculty, staff and students are exhibiting tremendous ingenuity, determination and resourcefulness as we pull together to safeguard and protect our community. I am sure you are experiencing your own challenges and our concern and best wishes are with you.

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.