Important message

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Dear Members of the Appalachian Community:

The news we received last night about the death of one of our students saddens me deeply. This was a devastating announcement for all of us, and I want to emphasize that there is no evidence to suggest any threat to the university community.

When we lose one of our own, it hits our community incredibly hard. I want to continue to call your attention to the many resources available to you as you or those who you know face personal challenges. You can find links to these resources at

Sadly, across our nation, college campuses struggle with the deaths of students, and we are not immune to these tragedies. In my time as Appalachian’s Chancellor, I have learned that Mountaineers face challenges together, and we support one another as a thoughtful and caring community. I ask that we all continue to pull together, and continue supporting one another, as we move into the Spring semester.


/s/ Sheri N. Everts

Sheri N. Everts