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

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022

    Dear Members of the App State Community,

    I am pleased to announce that after a national search, I have named Jamie Parson to the position of Chief Diversity Officer, effective immediately.

    In the last year, since I appointed Jamie Interim Chief Diversity Officer, she has led many important diversity, equity and inclusion accomplishments for App State. Her work has included promoting transparency in policies and expectations, continuing to enhance the university’s evaluative methods, disaggregating data to assist with making data-driven decisions, advancing professional development and networking opportunities, and partnering with numerous individuals and units across the university to implement unit-level and campuswide diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    Thank you, Louis, and good afternoon. I'm pleased to join you for your final meeting of the 2021-22 academic year and share a university update.

    This Senate diligently serves as the instrument through which the App State faculty considers and acts on university matters, and I appreciate your dedication to this important work. The end of the academic year is often a time for reflection, and I encourage you to take this opportunity to celebrate your many successes. Thank you for all you do for our students.

  • Friday, March 25, 2022

    Thank you so much for being here!

    Welcome to the groundbreaking for the Innovation District! I'd like to extend a very special welcome to the members of the General Assembly who made it possible for us to break ground on the long-envisioned project:

    • Senator Deanna Ballard;
    • Senator Ralph Hise;
    • Representative Kelly Hastings;
    • Representative Jason Saine; and
    • Representative Ray Pickett.

    Thank you all so much.

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.