Message From Chancellor Everts

Monday, July 11, 2016

Dear Appalachian Community,

We offer our deepest sympathies to the families, loved ones and communities touched by the deaths of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana and five police officers in Dallas. These tragic acts leave us heartbroken and navigating feelings of grief, anger and frustration. In the days following last week’s events, many of you have engaged the power of community to gather and support each other. During such challenging times, it is important for us all to know we are not alone. If you are struggling, please reach out for help.

Counseling and support are available to our students, as well as our faculty and staff, and we encourage you to take advantage of these resources. If you know someone, who is struggling, reach out to offer your support. It is important to share that the Counseling Center offers resources specifically for students to help support other students. The Counseling Center also offers information for parents and families in addition to the many other resources available on their website. Always feel free to contact the Dean of Students Office at 828-262-8284 if you need additional resources or are not sure who to call for help.

We are confident that now, as in the days ahead, members of the Appalachian Community will be there to do everything we can to support and care for one another.


Sheri N. Everts

Darrell Kruger
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Leroy Wright
Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Development