Board of Trustees

The Appalachian State University Board of Trustees is a thirteen-member body that promotes the development of the institution within the functions prescribed by the UNC Board of Governors. The Board serves as advisor to the Board of Governors on matters pertaining to the University and also serves as advisor to the Chancellor concerning the management and development of Appalachian. The powers and duties of the Board of Trustees are primarily defined and delegated by the Board of Governors.

Individuals are appointed to four-year terms by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the UNC Board of Governors. Included as a voting member of the Board is the President of Appalachian's Student Government Association. The President of Appalachian's Alumni Council, and Chairs of the Faculty Senate and Staff Senate serve as ex officio constituency representatives to the Board.

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Board members

  • J. Jeffries Chesson

    Term: 2025

  • Fairley Bell Cook

    Term: 2025

  • Tamela Everett

    Term 2027

  • Anita Greene

    Term: 2027

  • James E. Harris
    (Secretary)

    Term: 2025

  • Scott K. Lampe

    Term: 2025

  • Juan Pablo “JP” Neri

  • James K. Reaves

    Term: 2027

  • Mark E. Ricks
    (Chair)

    Term: 2027

  • E. Bonnie Schaefer

    Term: 2025

  • Kimberly M. Shepherd

    Term: 2027

  • R. Thomas Sofield
    (Vice Chair)

    Term: 2027

  • Steven D. Wyatt

    Term: 2025

Board of Trustees Contact

bot@appstate.edu



Scheduled meetings

Watch Past Meetings

Friday, December 8, 2023 Board of Trustees meeting

Board of Trustees main meeting
Friday, December 8, 2023, 2023

Board of Trustees committee meetings
Athletics Committee, Audit Committee
Friday, December 8, 2023

Board of Trustees committee meetings
Finance & Operations Committee
Friday, December 8, 2023


Friday, September 29, 2023 Board of Trustees meeting

Board of Trustees main meeting
Friday, September 29, 2023

Board of Trustees committee meetings
Governance Committee, Audit Committee
Friday, September 29, 2023

Board of Trustees committee meetings
Finance & Operations Committee
Friday, September 29, 2023


Friday, June 23, 2023 Board of Trustees meeting

Board of Trustees main meeting
Friday, June 23, 2023

Board of Trustees committee meetings
Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Audit
Friday, June 23, 2023

Board of Trustees committee meetings
Finance & Operations, Athletics
Friday, June 23, 2023


March 24, 2023 Board of Trustees meeting

Board of Trustees main meeting
Friday, March 24, 2023

Board of Trustees committee meetings
Special Meeting, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Audit
Friday, March 24, 2023

Board of Trustees committee meetings
Finance & Operations, Athletics
Friday, March 24, 2023


December 2, 2022 Board of Trustees meeting

Board of Trustees main meeting
Friday, December 2, 2022

Board of Trustees committee meetings
Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Audit
Friday, December 2, 2022

Board of Trustees committee meetings
Finance & Operations, Athletics
Friday, December 2, 2022


September 15-16th, 2022 Board of Trustees meeting

Board of Trustees main meeting
Friday, September 16, 2022

Board of Trustees committee meetings
Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Audit
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Board of Trustees committee meetings
Finance & Operations, Athletics
Thursday, September 15, 2022


June 16-17th, 2022 Board of Trustees meeting

Board of Trustees main meeting
Friday, June 17th, 2022
(meeting begins at 24:40)

Board of Trustees committee meetings
Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Audit
Thursday, June 16, 2022
(meeting begins at 10:00)

Board of Trustees committee meetings
Finance & Operations, Athletics
Thursday, June 16, 2022
(meeting begins at 9:40)


March 24-25th, 2022 Board of Trustees meeting

Board of Trustees main meeting
Friday, March 25th, 2022
(meeting begins at 55:40)

Board of Trustees committee meetings
Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Audit
Thursday, March 24th, 2022
(meeting begins at 52:41)

Board of Trustees committee meetings
Business Affairs, Athletics
Thursday, March 24th, 2022
(meeting begins at 30:50)


December 2-3, 2021, Board of Trustees meeting

Board of Trustees main meeting
Friday, December 3rd, 2021
(meeting begins at 20:20)

Board of Trustees Committee meetings
Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Audit
Thursday, December 2, 2021
(meeting begins at 43:40)

Board of Trustees Committee meetings
Business Affairs, Athletics
Thursday, December 2, 2021
(meeting begins at 32:05)


September 24, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting

Board of Trustees Aacadmic Affairs Committee, Athletics Committee and main meeting
September 24, 2021


June 17-18, 2021 Board of Trustees meetings

Board of Trustees meetings
June 17-18, 2021


December 4, 2020 - Board of Trustees meetings

Board of Trustees meetings
December 4, 2020

Meeting minutes

Minutes are posted after being approved at the next Board meeting.