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

  • Monday, July 2, 2018

    While some of our Appalachian students take advantage of the summer break for travel, internships, summer jobs and quality time with their families, many are on campus for summer sessions. Summer classes make good sense for a number of reasons: They keep students fresh and in learning mode, often shorten the time to graduation and improve retention rates. Helping your student stay on track academically, emotionally and financially is always a priority for our faculty and staff, and there are bountiful services and resources available.

  • Friday, June 22, 2018

    I am pleased to share some updates on key university initiatives with you this morning, and to share a few accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff and alumni.

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    It’s been 50 years since Appalachian State Teachers College became Appalachian State University — a multidisciplinary, university with three undergraduate colleges: Arts and Sciences, Fine and Applied Arts, and Education. Some of you recall classes in the then-new Sanford Hall, seeing Doc Watson at the Boone Drug counter and maybe grabbing an ice cream sundae at the Tastee Freez — for a staggering 19 cents!

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.