Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri Everts
Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri Everts. Photo credit: Marie Freeman, Image courtesy: ASU

Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri Everts is stepping down after 10 years in the position, effective April 19. 

Everts made the announcement to students and staff citing significant health challenges, and a need to focus on her personal wellbeing.

According to a press release from the university, enrollment increased by nearly 16% under her leadership with the most diverse student body to date in the fall of 2023. 

Everts is also credited with securing more than $550 million for capital projects and opening a campus in Hickory last year. 

In her announcement, Everts thanked App State’s faculty and staff for their contributions over the last decade, and said she’s proud of the students, "past and present, who bring our university to life, give us purpose, and make real and powerful differences in communities around the world.” 

An interim chancellor is expected to be announced in the coming days.


Amy Diaz covers education for WFDD in partnership with Report For America. You can follow her on Twitter at @amydiaze.

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