BOONE—Following a national search, Paul Forte has been named vice chancellor for business affairs at Appalachian State University. Forte previously served as associate vice chancellor for finance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He will begin working at Appalachian on August 1, 2016.
“Paul Forte brings over 30 years of experience in accounting, budgeting, purchasing, risk management and financial operations in both the private and public sectors, in the United States and abroad,” Chancellor Sheri N. Everts said. “His breadth of experience will serve Appalachian well.”
The vice chancellor for business affairs is responsible for administrative oversight of finance and administration, physical plant operations, and the public safety and risk management office.
Prior to joining UNC Charlotte in 2014, Forte served as assistant vice president for finance and controller at Rhode Island College (2000-2014) and as the controller of the University of Rhode Island (1999-2000). He holds an International Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science in business administration degree from Merrimack College.
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.