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

  • Friday, December 7, 2018

    With the possibility of a significant winter weather event on the horizon, preparations are underway on campus. We are accustomed to the challenges of winter weather, and our campus and community personnel manage snow and ice safely, expertly and efficiently. Student safety is our top priority. Across our university, staff from Emergency Management, Physical Plant, Food Services, Housing, Parking & Traffic and many other areas are preparing for the potential impacts of this storm.

  • Friday, December 7, 2018

    Today, I will update you on current and upcoming projects that develop both our people and our built environment as we advance Appalachian’s core missions of teaching, scholarship and service. First, I’d like to share a few recent accolades that are outcomes of the hard work by our dedicated faculty and staff.

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Our celebration of Veterans Day reminds us of the freedoms we protect and enjoy. Three of our nearly 300 student veterans are profiled on today.appstate.edu. We are thankful for them and those alumni, faculty, staff and students who serve in so many ways. We are also appreciative of our staff and faculty who are leading the many exciting renovations and expansions taking place on campus.

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