Chancellor Everts' first day

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    Chancellor Sheri N. Everts listens to representatives from Appalachian State University’s Student Government Association, Faculty Senate and Staff Senate during her first morning in office. (Photo by Marie Freeman)

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    Chancellor Sheri N. Everts listens to representatives from Appalachian State University’s Student Government Association, Faculty Senate and Staff Senate during her first morning in office. (Photo by Marie Freeman)

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    Appalachian students Jazmine Griffin, left, Abby Hamrick and Daniel Tassitino visit with Chancellor Sheri N. Everts during her first day. (Photo by Marie Freeman)

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    Chancellor Sheri N. Everts converses with representatives from Student Government Association, Faculty Senate and Staff Senate. (Photo by Marie Freeman)

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    Chancellor Sheri N. Everts helps paint the new Sun Belt logo on the football field at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

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    Yosef gives a thumbs-up to Appalachian’s newest leader.

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    During a luncheon with local officials at the Appalachian House, Chancellor Sheri N. Everts talks with Dr. Scott Elliott, center, the new superintendent of Watauga County Schools. Also pictured is Everts’ husband, Dr. Jay Noren.

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    Chancellor Sheri N. Everts talks with Dr. Kenneth A. Boham, president of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, during a luncheon with local officials at the Appalachian House.

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    Chancellor Sheri N. Everts confers with staff member Kathy Roark, special assistant to the chancellor.

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    The chancellor’s first morning in office included phone calls to key stakeholders, including officials with the UNC Board of Governors and Appalachian's Board of Trustees.

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    University employees take a selfie with Dr. Everts during a reception with staff in the Plemmons Student Union Solarium.

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    Dr. Everts greets staff members during a reception in the Plemmons Student Union Solarium.

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    Dr. Everts greets staff members during a reception in the Plemmons Student Union Solarium.

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    Dr. Everts greets staff members during a reception in the Plemmons Student Union Solarium.

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    Dr. Everts greets staff members during a reception in the Plemmons Student Union Solarium.

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    Chancellor Sheri N. Everts cheers the Mountaineers during the Athletics/Sun Belt Celebration Day event, saying Appalachian’s rich sports tradition supports the university’s core educational mission and brings the community together to celebrate Appalachian pride.

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    Dr. Everts cuts a cake at the Athletics/Sun Belt Celebration Day event. July 1 marked Appalachian’s rise to the Sun Belt Conference after more than 40 ultra-successful years in the Southern Conference.