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Edwards named vice chancellor for university advancement at Appalachian

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—After an extensive national search, Dr. Randy Edwards has been named Appalachian State University’s vice chancellor for university advancement. Edwards has served as interim vice chancellor for university advancement over the past nine months.

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Of the appointment, effective May 1, Chancellor Sheri N. Everts said: “Randy Edwards brings a balanced leadership style, broad institutional knowledge, business acumen and the ability to guide and motivate his staff to this critical leadership position. This selection is good news for the entire Appalachian Community.”

As vice chancellor for university advancement, Edwards will oversee development operations, the Appalachian State University Foundation Inc. and Alumni Affairs.

Prior to his term as interim vice chancellor for university advancement, Edwards served two years as vice chancellor and chief of staff. He was dean of the Walker College of Business for nine years and chair of the Department of Accounting for 13 years. He joined the business faculty in 1981. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting at Appalachian in 1977 and 1978, respectively.

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 18,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.