Important Update from Chancellor Everts

Friday, April 15, 2016

Dear Members of the Appalachian Community:

I wanted to let you know I am having surgery today. While my recovery is expected to last a few weeks, my focus and priority is the university. Therefore, I jumped at the chance to take advantage of a surgical cancellation so that I could have time to recover and be back for Spring Commencement. I am looking forward to moving ahead and putting this behind me.

I have notified the University of North Carolina system’s President Margaret Spellings and the appropriate members of the Board of Governors, and a letter has been issued delegating authority to Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Darrell Kruger. This will be effective during my brief absence.

It was important to me to share this information with you as soon as possible. The vice chancellors and cabinet have already offered me their support, and are stepping in to support Provost Kruger as well.

I look forward to being back on campus and seeing all of you very soon.


/s/ Sheri N. Everts

Sheri N. Everts