Student Led Petitions Garner Thousands Of Signatures For Removal Of Chancellor Everts Following Removal Of Wallace

Two petitions garnered more than 2,000 signatures for the removal of Chancellor Everts as chancellor of Appalachian State University following the removal of Wallace. “So far, UNC President Margaret Spellings has gotten to hire one chancellor for the system’s 17 campuses. A social-media outcry wants her to make that two, sooner rather than later. Voiced via two petitions, the campaign targets Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri Everts, who’s been on the job since the summer of 2014. More than 2,000 people have signed the petitions, both of which ask Spellings, the system Board of Governors and campus trustees to fire Everts immediately. The ostensible motive for the campaign is Everts’ own personnel decisions, most notably her firing on June 3 of Appalachian’s longtime student-affairs chief, Cindy Wallace.” (Ray Gronberg, “Spellings Petitioned To Sack ASU Chancellor,” The Herald Sun, 6/16/16)