Appalachian State University provost Dr. Darrell Kruger has stepped down from his position.

Appalachian Today reports Chancellor Sheri Everts said Kruger will be assigned to special projects within the Chancellor’s Division.

Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris has been named interim provost and executive vice chancellor.

Norris has served as dean of the Walker College of Business since July 2016. Norris holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from James Madison University and a master's and a Ph.D. in finance from Penn State University.

Dr. Sandra Vannoy has been named acting dean of the Walker College of Business.

A national search for provost and executive vice chancellor will be established in fall 2020.