Master Planning

Master Planning

"Appalachian 105/Old Watauga High School Property"

Listening sessions were held, and an online feedback form was made available, in January 2018.  All listening sessions and the online form were open to Appalachian faculty, staff, and students, as well as community members beyond campus.  The following link is a compilation of feedback received.  Please note that this feedback has not been vetted, and these are not recommendations.  

Link to Appalachian 105/Old Watauga High School Property Feedback Report

View the property on Google Maps:,-81.676253,833m/data=!3m1!1e3


Master Plan 2025

(Note: Above link - PDF 51 MB)

Final and approved by the Board of Trustees on 3/24/2017

December 2016 Master Plan Abbreviated Draft

Link to the Master Plan draft

Board of Trustees Presentation Materials:

October 21 design charrettes outcome presentation:

Link to the presentation 
(Note that due to graphics and the number of slides this is a large file, and you will be prompted to download.)

Design Charrettes - these meetings were open to the public:

Thursday and Friday, October 20-21, 2016
Plemmons Student Union Calloway/McRae Peak, Room 137

Link to the expanded version of the schedule

Reports and Information From Prior Meetings

Phase II: Summer/Fall 2016 Master Plan Meetings

Final Phase II Wrap-Up Presentation by Duda Paine delivered to Master Plan Committee and campus stakeholders on 9/13/2016

 Phase I: Spring 2016 Master Planning Listening Sessions

Sessions were held with constituent groups and then followed up with open forums.

Constituent group Listening Sessions held during Spring 2016: Deans, SGA Cabinet, Faculty Senate, Chancellor's Cabinet, Provost Council, Council of Chairs, Staff Senate, Faculty/Staff Open Forum and Student Open Forum

Former Master Plan

Master Planning Committee

Randy Edwards, Co-ChairInterim Vice Chancellor for University AdvancementChancellor's Office 
Darrell Kruger, Co-ChairProvost & Executive Vice ChancellorAcademic Affairs 
Lee BallDirectorUniversity Sustainability
Richard CrepeauFacultyGeography & Planning
Susan DollFacultySustainable Technology & the Built Environment
Matt DullAssociate Vice ChancellorStudent Development
Geoff GrahamAssociate Vice ChancellorAdvancement
Barbara HowardFacultyCollege of Education
Allison Kemp-SullivanProject ManagerDesign & Construction
Andy KochProfessor, Government & Justice StudiesFaculty Senate
Heather LangdonDirectorInstitutional Research
Steve MartinDirectorDesign & Construction
Kelly McBrideFacultyLibrary
Jeanne Mercer-BallardFacultyApplied Design
Jason MillerFacultySustainable Technology & the Built Environment
Heather NorrisDeanCollege of Business
Mike O'ConnorDirectorPhysical Plant
Jeff RamsdellDirectorEnergy Center
Art RexDirector of Space PlanningAcademic Affairs
Kathleen SchroederChairpersonGeography & Planning
Jewell WardStudent PresidentAppalachian Ambassasdors
Hannah WilliamsGraduate StudentGeography & Planning