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

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Our alumni reflect Appalachian’s place as the premier, public undergraduate university in the state, and it is my pleasure to welcome all of you back to campus as often as possible. Where better to spend summer days than at 3,333 feet? I encourage you to engage with your alma mater this summer — meet the next generation of Mountaineers, see the extensive campus improvements underway or take in a show.

  • Monday, June 24, 2019

    The mountains of the High Country are especially lovely throughout the summer season. The natural beauty and tranquility are complemented by cool temperatures and endless activities — like An Appalachian Summer Festival. It’s no wonder so many students and faculty continue their academic work throughout the summer months.

  • Friday, June 21, 2019

    On behalf of the entire institution, I would also like to thank you, our trustees, for the advocacy work each of you does on behalf of our faculty, staff and students. You make tremendous differences for – and along with – our faculty, staff and students. Together, our collective commitment to Appalachian’s standing as the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state begins before our students receive their degrees and continues long afterward.

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