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, November 12, 2018

    The value of our university’s educational environment and community engagement is in large sum the reason Appalachian was recently recognized by a number of national publications and ranking programs. Our students and others in the Appalachian Community serve in a number of ways. It is always a highlight of my day to engage with our stellar students. My very best wishes to you and your families during this Thanksgiving season.

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    Homecoming week provided an upbeat close to September with much to celebrate: an epic win over the South Alabama Jaguars, four inspiring Alumni Award winners, a celebration of the new National Pan-Hellenic Council Plots and Garden, the 50th Anniversary of Collegiate Athletics for Women at our university and the greatest gift — the safety and engagement of our students during and after the Hurricane Florence.

  • Friday, September 21, 2018

    Appalachian is the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina. I believe the most important goal Appalachian State University can achieve is to open possibilities — for our Appalachian Community, our society and our planet. To continue providing the highest quality educational setting, we must ensure a sound foundation — both by developing our physical infrastructure and empowering our human potential.

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.