Coronavirus information:
The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place. Instruction has transitioned online for summer sessions. Read the latest update posted 7/3/2020 at 10:55 a.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated June 10, 2020 at 8:20 a.m.

Jeff Cathey

Department of Student Engagement and Leadership. 

Jeff Cathey is the Director of the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership, which includes the foundations of Leadership Development, Appalachian & Community Together (ACT), Campus Activities and the operations of the Plemmons Student Union. As supervisor of the Associate Directors who oversee each foundation, Jeff believes that co-curricular engagement and employment opportunities provided through the department often serve as the catalyst for transforming our students into capable and committed leaders of the future.

Jeff joined Appalachian in 2014 and also serves as co-advisor to Student Government Association (SGA) and as co-director of the Plemmons Leadership Scholars program.  

Prior to working at Appalachian State, he was Associate Dean of Students at both Colorado College and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a Master of Arts in Student Affairs from the University of Tennessee.