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, January 15, 2019

    Best wishes to all of you for the new year. I'd like to start the year reiterating Appalachian is the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina. You can declare that with pride — and I hope you will. We are looking forward to 2019 — a year of exciting change for your alma mater. I hope you will take a moment to read more about our efforts to support our students, take a look at 2018 in review and enjoy some of our students' experiences as captured on Instagram.

  • Monday, January 14, 2019

    2019 will be an exciting time at Appalachian. In the works are plans for a Conservatory for Biodiversity Education and Research, which will include laboratories, a conservatory, meeting space and gardens; seven new residence halls; a new end zone facility at Kidd Brewer Stadium; and an expanded child development center. The latter is increasingly important, as studies show our population of students with dependent children is growing, and they, along with our faculty and staff, value and deserve quality child care.

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    We close the 2018 fall semester with a few striking numbers: More than 1,600 students crossed the stage at commencement last Saturday; more than 15 inches of snow blanketed the campus during Diego; we hosted the very first Sun Belt Conference Championship Game; won our fourth bowl game in so many years; and hired one terrific new head coach!

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.