University Presidents and Chancellors

Office of the President, William H. Plemmons Records, 1955-1984

William Howard Plemmons was the second President of Appalachian State Teachers College serving from 1955 until 1969. Materials in this collection include correspondence and subject files, newsclippings, photographs, and other printed materials relating to the administration of Appalachian State Teachers College (A.S.T.C.) during Plemmons’ presidency and his continued active involvement as President Emeritus.

Office of the Chancellor. Herbert W. Wey Records, 1950-1979

Dr. Herbert Wey served as Appalachian State University's third president and first Chancellor from 1969 to 1979.  The collection consists of reports, correspondence, articles, speeches, clippings, and other papers concerning the administrative operation of the campus, fund raising, student life, and academic programs of Appalachian State University.

Office of the Chancellor. John E. Thomas Records, 1953-1996

John Edwin Thomas served as Chancellor of ASU from his appointment in 1979 to his retirement in 1993. The records contain information on the general administration of Appalachian State University, state governance, accreditation, academic programs, student life, and cultural events. His administration is known for capital improvements to the campus, increased faculty, and development of technological and communication infrastructure.

Office of the Chancellor, Kenneth E. Peacock Records, 1989-2007

In July 2004, Kenneth Edward Peacock became the sixth chancellor of Appalachian State University. This collection consists of administrative documents and materials concerning Peacock's installation.

Office of the Chancellor. Francis T. Borkowski Records, 1976-2005

Francis T. Borkowski served as Appalachian State University's fifth chancellor from 1993 until 2003. The records reflect the academic and administrative operations within the university, interactions with higher education organizations in North Carolina and the South, athletic programs, cultural outreach efforts, student life, relations with Boone, N.C. and other communities in western North Carolina, alumni relations and fundraising for the university.

Blanford Barnard Dougherty Collection, 1903-1957

B.B. Dougherty was a founder of the Appalachian Training School in 1903. His papers primarily include materials relating to Dr. Dougherty's role as an administrator of Appalachian State Teachers College and predecessor institutions (1903-1955), and his many positions on state boards and committees concerned with the education in North Carolina (1911-1957).