Get to know who’s who at App State – The Appalachian

Heather Hulburt Norris. Photo courtesy of Anna Oakes, University Communications.

Upon arriving in a new place, name after name is repeated and more people are encountered than anyone can remember. Starting school in App State is no different, so here are the people you need to know for the 2022-23 school year.

Chancellor Sheri Everts

Chancellor Sheri Everts. Photo courtesy of Anna Oakes, University Communications.

As chancellor, Sheri Everts has served in the highest position at the university since July 2014. Some of Everts’ priorities for App State are to increase the “diversity of student, faculty, and staff populations.” university,” supporting faculty and staff, improving “wellness, health and safety for the campus community,” and more, according to the chancellor’s office. Biography.

Provost and Executive Vice-Chancellor Heather Hulburt Norris

Directly below Everts is Provost and Executive Vice-Chancellor Heather Hulburt Norris. Norris already served as Dean of the Walker College of Business from 2016-20 until she was appointed acting provost and vice-chancellor in February 2020, winning the permanent title in May 2021.

Judy Haas

Judy Haas. Photo courtesy of Anna Oakes, University Communications.

Judy Haas is the Dean of Students, overseeing all student affairs and student conduct. The Office of the Dean of Students is responsible for case managementoff-campus student servicesparent and family services, student conductveteran student services and the student legal clinic. The offices assignment is to “engage students and families through a culture of care, using education, advocacy, support, and accountability, as they navigate the transformational Appalachian experience.” Haas has previously worked in University Housing and Student Conduct at App State.

Jamie Parson

Jamie Parson. Photo courtesy of Anna Oakes, University Communications.

Jamie Parson is App State’s Chief Diversity Officer. Parson “is the primary implementer of the university’s strategic diversity plan,” she says staff page. The next academic year will be his First year to this post, after having served as temp worker Director of Diversity from May 2021 to May 2022. Parson’s responsibilities as Director of Diversity include advising the Chancellor on “strategic diversity issues”, liaising with “students, faculty and staff regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion issues,” leading App State’s Diversity and Inclusion Accountability Team and more according to its staff page.

Quson Brown and Alejandro Barreto

Left to right: Vice President and Student Body President, Alejandro Barreto and Quson Brown. Photo courtesy of Alejandro Barreto.

App State’s 2022-23 Student Body President is Quson Brown alongside Vice President Alejandro Barreto. As part of the SGA, they work with the organization to serve the student body and to “enact change through legislation, advocacy, education and

representation on the board of directors”, according to SGA website. Brown and Barreto were elected president and vice president in February.

board of directors

Individual Board of Directors.

The App State Board of Directors is charged with serving as “adviser to the Chancellor regarding the management and development of Appalachia”, as well as serving as an adviser to the UNC Board of Governors on “matters relating to the university”, according to the Chancellor’s Office. BOT members are appointed and serve four-year terms, with the exception of the App State Student Body President who is given a voting member position on the Board of Trustees.

Shawn Clark

Coach Shawn Clark urges his players against Marshall on September 23, 2021. The Mountaineers beat Marshall at home, 30-31. (Hiatt Ellis)

Shawn Clark is App State’s head football coach. Alumnus of App State, Clark was an offensive lineman for the Mountaineers from 1994-1998 and was involved in coaching the Mountaineers since 2016 before joining. named head coach in 2019, according to Sports app status. Clark is the 22nd head coach of the Black and Gold.


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