You can make a difference.

ONE VOICE MAY ONLY BE A WHISPER, BUT MANY VOICES RAISED TOGETHER CAN BE A CHORUS FOR CHANGE.

 

WE ARE ENCOURAGING APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINEERS TO WRITE TO OUR LEADERS AND ASK SOME IMPORTANT QUESTIONS:

  • What is Chancellor Everts’, the Board of Trustees’, and other leaders’ vision for Appalachian State University?

  • Do you believe this vision aligns with the Appalachian community’s vision and culture?

  • How will this vision be shared with the Appalachian community?

CONTACT OUR LEADERS AND SHARE YOUR STORIES. JOIN US IN ENSURING THE LEGACY OF THE APPALACHIAN WAY.


“Since arriving on the Appalachian campus, I have been deeply impressed by the dedication of the people of this university community who put students first in this life-changing enterprise that we all have the privilege of serving... You are people who each and every day embrace the challenges and complexities of connecting with students by teaching, learning their needs and wants, listening and counseling toward our ultimate product — a brighter future.”
— Dr. Sheri Everts
“I love the students, there is no doubt, I love them,” he said. “When I started, people didn’t like my phrasing about ‘students first, quality in all.’ If I put students first that means I want to attract and retain the best faculty and staff anywhere, and I do want to do that. It goes back to building a strong institution. They keep me young, and I like that. Sometimes they would share things with me I really didn’t want to hear, but I do need to hear that. I need to celebrate with them and talk to them when they have challenges. It means a lot that they have perceived me as I am, willing to listen to them. If they have an issue, then I have that issue too.”
— Dr. Ken Peacock

“We should always welcome productive discussion that can help move our university system forward. North Carolina invented public higher education more than two centuries ago, and it continues to be a national leader in financial support for its public universities today. I want UNC to remain a national leader, and that means exploring new ideas. “
— Margaret Spellings