About the Office of Human Resources

Our Purpose

Human Resources is led by Alyson Ebaugh, Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Chief Human Resource Officer. Our organization is responsible for:

  • Administration of HR policies and procedures
  • Employment Services
  • Classification and Compensation
  • Benefit Administration
  • Organizational Development and Workforce Planning

Our office is open to the public 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We are here to serve all of your Employment needs and are willing to help in any way that we can. Please feel free to stop by or call our office to discuss any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have.


Appalachian State Human Resources advances the university’s mission and cultivates an engaging employment journey by:

  • Attracting, developing, and retaining top talent
  • Empowering employees to reach their greatest potential
  • Helping to create safe, healthy working environments characterized by fair treatment, open communication, personal accountability, trust, and mutual respect
  • Providing human-centered services and professional consultation, ensuring that employees are empowered to thrive
  • Fostering an environment where everyone feels valued through actively listening, simplifying operational complexity, and investing in people


Our vision is to provide strategic HR leadership to Appalachian State, the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, and to set the standard of HR excellence for the UNC system. We achieve this through an integrated human-centered approach to service delivery and expert consultation on decisions using our vital insight on people, data, and policy matters. Our mission and vision embrace the App State's values and strategic priorities and reflect the diverse work of departments and individuals across campus.

Service Principles

These principles direct our day-to-day work, interactions and decisions:


We seek to design systems, processes and resources with the end-user in mind, making them easy to find and use.

  • Information is shared using simple language that anyone can understand. 
  • Processes are efficient and effective.


We serve others best when we share knowledge so that they can make informed decisions.

  • We take calculated risks for the sake of serving and learning. 
  • Initiative and ownership are valued.


We accept responsibility for the vital leadership role we play in organizational development.

  • We are committed to delivering exceptional service throughout the employee lifecycle.
  • We continuously improve our systems, processes, services, and ourselves.
  • We lead through influence and model excellence in all we do,