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, September 13, 2019

    We are about a month into the Fall semester and much has already taken place. Today, I look forward to sharing how we are supporting our educational mission.

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    Fall semester is in full swing and your students are settling into their classes, which are rigorous and designed to push them to think critically and creatively. The beginning of each semester is always a good time to remind students of the robust resources our university provides to help them succeed. These offerings - many of them guided by our stellar faculty - include early academic interventions, wellness and prevention services, financial aid assistance and career counseling, and contribute to Appalachian's impressive retention rate, which is well above the national average. We help students establish a foundation for success that lasts a lifetime.

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    Fall semester is in full swing and we have complemented our rigorous academics with a full slate of events - from our second annual Founders Day earlier this month to the Homecoming festivities scheduled for October. Construction continues - on time and on budget - from the upgrade of Sanford Hall to the new parking deck, recently opened, and the quickly rising residence halls. Stay up to date on all the changes on the Appalachian's Future website. It is always a pleasure to hear stories of how our alumni - nearly 97,000 of whom reside in North Carolina - are using their Appalachian education to enhance their professions, elevate their communities and make real and powerful contributions.

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.