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Foreman named vice chancellor and chief of staff at Appalachian State University

By Megan Hayes

BOONE, N.C.—Henry T. “Hank” Foreman was named vice chancellor and chief of staff for Appalachian State University on June 23.

View larger imageHank Foreman was named vice chancellor and chief of staff at Appalachian State University June 23. Photo by Marie Freeman

Foreman will oversee the areas of University Communications, Arts Engagement (An Appalachian Summer Festival, the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts), the Holmes Convocation Center, the Office of Sustainability, the Small Business and Technology Development Center and External Affairs and Community Relations. As the principal aide to the chancellor, he will be the liaison to the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors, Appalachian’s Board of Trustees, and community and university constituencies. Additionally, he will assist in providing leadership and direction for institutional initiatives, special projects, time- or critically sensitive decisions and policy development.

Foreman has worked at Appalachian since 1993. He held the position of acting chief of staff since December 2016. Prior to that time, he held positions as senior associate vice chancellor, special assistant to the chancellor for special initiatives, chief communications officer and founding director and chief curator of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

“Hank brings to the Office of the Chancellor a demonstrated ability to blend institutional historical knowledge and forward thinking with values aligned with the mission and vision of the university,” said Chancellor Sheri N. Everts.

Foreman is a first-generation college student who earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in 1986 and a master’s degree from Appalachian in 1995.

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.