BOONE—Dr. Sheri N. Everts will be installed as Appalachian State University’s seventh chancellor on Friday, April 17, in the Holmes Convocation Center on campus. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. The public is invited.
Judge Gary L. Henderson, an Appalachian graduate, will administer the oath of office. Speakers at the installation include N.C. Gov. Patrick L. McCrory, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, N.C. Rep. and Appalachian alumnus Nelson Dollar, UNC President Thomas W. Ross and Chancellor Everts.
Appalachian professor and former poet laureate Joseph Bathanti will read a poem for the occasion. Special music will be provided by the Appalachian State University Orchestra and Appalachian Wind Ensemble, and a combined choir consisting of the Appalachian University Singers, Chamber Singers, Gospel Choir, Treble Choir and Appalachian Chorale.
A reception for campus and community members will be held beginning at 3 p.m. in Roess Dining Hall on campus.
For more information, including a video stream of the event the day of the ceremony, visit http://chancellor.appstate.edu/installation.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.