Department of Student Engagement and Leadership

Departmental Merger and Name Change




Since Fall 2015, conversations have been taking place regarding the possible merger of two departments within the Division of Student Development. These conversations were centered on our institution’s strategic plan, and how we might further enhance the “transformational experience” for students involved in our programs and activities.


Effective July 1, 2016, the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CSIL) and Student Programs have merged and is now the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership.  This change will enable our staff and student leadership teams to facilitate experiences for Appalachian students in more intentional, efficient and meaningful ways.


Again, please note that all language related to this merger is effective July 1, 2016.  Websites, emails etc. will now read Student Engagement and Leadership.  We will no longer be using either Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CSIL) or Student Programs.



Go Mountaineers!

Leroy Wright

Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Development 

Contact Us

Rm. 109, BB Dougherty Administration Building
P.O. Box 32117
438 Academy Street
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-2060

Office Hours: Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm

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Care. Engage. Transform.
Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

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