Randy Edwards named vice chancellor for university advancement at Appalachian

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dear Members of the Appalachian Community:

After an extensive national search, I am pleased to announce Dr. Randy Edwards has accepted my offer to serve as Appalachian’s vice chancellor for university advancement. No stranger to the Appalachian Community, he brings a balanced leadership style, broad institutional knowledge, business acumen and the ability to guide and motivate his staff – qualities that have served us well during his term as interim vice chancellor for university advancement over the past nine months. This selection is good news for the entire Appalachian Community. Please join me in welcoming Randy to his official post in this critical leadership position. He will begin his new position May 1.

As vice chancellor for university advancement, Randy will oversee development operations, the Appalachian State University Foundation Inc. and Alumni Affairs.

Before assuming the duties of interim vice chancellor, Randy served two years as vice chancellor and chief of staff. He was dean of the Walker College of Business for nine years and chair of the Department of Accounting for 13 years. He joined the business faculty in 1981. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting at Appalachian in 1977 and 1978, respectively.

I commend the search committee for its diligence and service throughout the search process.


/s/ Sheri N. Everts

Sheri N. Everts