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.

Board members

  • James M. Barnes

    Term: 2023

  • J. Jeffries Chesson

    Term: 2025

  • Fairley Bell Cook

    Term: 2025

  • Anita Greene

    Term: 2023

  • James E. Harris

    Term: 2025

  • Scott K. Lampe

    Term: 2025

  • Gabe Montalbano

  • James K. Reaves

    Term: 2023

  • Mark E. Ricks
    (Vice Chair)

    Term: 2023

  • E. Bonnie Schaefer

    Term: 2025

  • Kimberly M. Shepherd
    (Chair)

    Term: 2023

  • R. Thomas Sofield (Secretary)

    Term: 2023

  • Steven D. Wyatt

    Term: 2025

Board of Trustees Contact

bot@appstate.edu


January 12, 2023 Meeting of the Board of Trustees


Scheduled meetings

Watch Past Meetings

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.