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

  • 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

  • Quson Brown

    Student Government Association President

Board of Trustees Contact

bot@appstate.edu

Constituency representatives

  • Louis B. Gallien

    Chair of Faculty Senate

  • Clint Coffey

    Chair of Staff Senate

  • Ryan Satterfield

    President of Alumni Council



Scheduled meetings

Watch Past Meetings

June 17th, 2022 Board of Trustees meeting

(meeting begins at 24:40)

June 16th, 2022 Academic Affairs, Student Affairs & Audit Committee meetings

(meeting begins at 10:00)

June 16th, 2022 Finance & Operations Committee & Athletics Committee meetings

(meeting begins at 6:00)

March 25th, 2022 Board of Trustees meeting

(meeting begins at 55:40)

March 24th, 2022 Academic Affairs, Student Affairs & Audit Committee meetings

(meeting begins at 51:44)

March 24th, 2022 Business Affairs & Athletics Committee meetings

(meeting begins at 30:52)

December 3, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting

(meeting begins at 20:24)

December 2, 2021 Business Affairs & Athletics Committee meetings

December 2, 2021 Academic Affairs, Student Affairs & Audit Committee meetings

September 24, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting

September 24, 2021 Audit and Business Affaris Committee meetings

June 17-18, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting

December 4, 2020 - Appeals Committee Board of Trustees Meeting

Meeting minutes

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