J.J. Brown named vice chancellor for student development at Appalachian

Monday, March 20, 2017

Dear Members of the Appalachian Community:

I am pleased to announce that J.J. Brown has accepted my offer to serve as Appalachian’s vice chancellor for student development. This is good news for the entire Appalachian Community, which knows J.J. well – he has served with excellence and distinction as associate vice chancellor for student development and dean of students since 2010. He will begin his new position May 1.

The vice chancellor for student development is the chief student affairs officer of the university, responsible for a staff of more than 250 and an annual revenue budget of $46 million. In this role, J.J. will assist in meeting the university’s mission and strategic objectives, and provide strategic advice related to student development and success.

Prior to joining Appalachian, J.J. worked in a variety of capacities at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for more than 16 years, where he was most recently associate dean of students and also held positions as director of the Office of Student Orientation and Leadership Development and interim assistant director of the University Honors Program, among others.

I commend the search committee for its diligence and service throughout the search process, and also would like to extend my sincere appreciation to Leroy Wright, who has served as interim vice chancellor since June 2016.


/s/ Sheri N. Everts

Sheri N. Everts