Chancellor's Commission on Diversity

The Chancellor’s Commission on Diversity was formed in 2013 to ensure Appalachian is a welcoming community of scholars which values, respects and embraces diversity across all units.

The commission’s main purpose is to make recommendations of policy, process and practice around the very broad topic of diversity, a core value at Appalachian. This is an issues-oriented working group with a focus on a broad array of matters, including student success and campus climate, among others.

In 2014, Chancellor Everts charged the Chancellor’s Commission on Diversity to provide recommendations focused on the recruitment and retention of students, staff and faculty from underrepresented groups. At the end of the spring 2015 semester, the Chancellor’s Commission on Diversity, after a year of thoughtful work, presented the Chancellor with fourteen proposals. Those proposals have been consciously explored with many acted on and more under consideration. See Diversity Initiatives