Forte named Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs at Appalachian

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dear Members of the Appalachian Community:

I am pleased to announce that Paul Forte has accepted my offer to serve as vice chancellor for business affairs. Mr. Forte comes to Appalachian from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he is associate vice chancellor for finance. He will begin work on Appalachian's campus August 1.

Mr. Forte brings over 30 years of experience in accounting, budgeting, purchasing, risk management and financial operations in both the private and public sectors, in the United States and abroad.

Prior to joining UNC Charlotte in 2014, Mr. Forte served as assistant vice president for finance and controller at Rhode Island College and as the controller of the University of Rhode Island. He holds an International Master in Business Administration degree from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science in business administration degree from Merrimack College.

I commend the search committee for its diligence and service throughout the entire search process, and would also like to extend my sincere appreciation to Dr. Tim Burwell, who has served as interim vice chancellor since April 2.


/s/ Sheri N. Everts

Sheri N. Everts