Each month of the academic year, the Appalachian State University College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) randomly selects one staff member to be featured in a staff spotlight on our website and social media accounts and to receive a small gift in recognition of their service to the College. To view the past recipients, visit cas.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/staff-spotlights.
Administrative Support Specialist
Center for Appalachian Studies
Eve Ganley joined Appalachian State University's Center for Appalachian Studies as the Administrative Support Specialist in 2019.
In her role, Ganley performs the day-to-date administrative duties for the Center. She assists the director of the Center for Appalachian Studies, Trevor McKenzie, with travel, contracts and budget maintenance. "I am also responsible for assisting to bring speakers and events to the university. These can pertain to music, dance, film or authors in relation to the Appalachian region. The Center sponsors several on-campus events, as well as several in the community such as the BooneDocs Film Festival, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and Blowing Rock Art and History Museum," Ganley shared.
Ganley earned bachelor's degrees in industrial relations and sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined App State after working five years for the High Country Soccer Association.
When asked about the favorite part of her job, Ganley wrote, "I am so fortunate to work with amazing faculty and staff who have a passion for their jobs and the success of the students in our program. I love to see the young students on campus who are interested in old Appalachian music, stories and history. This year, I am fortunate enough to be able to attend the Appalachian Studies Association conference in March and look forward to learning so much more about it myself!"
In her free time, Ganley enjoys traveling, listening to music, solving puzzles and spending time with her husband, her three sons and her dog, Lily.
About the Center for Appalachian Studies
The Center for Appalachian Studies promotes public programs, community collaboration, civic engagement and scholarship on the Appalachian region. The center is committed to building healthy communities and deepening knowledge of Appalachia’s past, present and future through community-based research and engagement. Learn more at https://appcenter.appstate.edu.
About the College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Appalachian State University is home to 17 academic departments, two centers and one residential college. These units span the humanities and the social, mathematical and natural sciences. CAS aims to develop a distinctive identity built upon our university's strengths, traditions and unique location. The college’s values lie not only in service to the university and local community, but through inspiring, training, educating and sustaining the development of its students as global citizens. More than 6,400 student majors are enrolled in the college. As the college is also largely responsible for implementing App State’s general education curriculum, it is heavily involved in the education of all students at the university, including those pursuing majors in other colleges. Learn more at https://cas.appstate.edu.