Dr. Neva Specht has been named as Appalachian State University’s vice provost for faculty policies and development, effective Oct. 11.

Appalachian Today reports that Specht has served as dean of App State’s College of Arts and Sciences since 2017, and previously served in various leadership roles within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Specht began at App State as a professor of history in 1996.

A complement to her work as a professor, she served for six years as the university liaison to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

She has also been a trustee and board chair for the North Carolina Humanities Council.

Locally, she has served on the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum’s board, Blue Ridge Parkway 75 and the Town of Boone’s Cultural Resources Advisory Board.