Office of Business Affairs
The Office of Business Affairs is an administrative division within Appalachian State University. Our mission is to provide the most effective and efficient accounting and budgeting of the university's financial resources, while also providing exemplary services that maintain the support necessary for the infrastructure, safety and physical operation of the campus.
Departments operating under the umbrella of the Office of Business Affairs include the following:
Appalachian State University is fortunate to have urban housing facilities in New York City and Washington, DC. The Appalachian Loft, located in New York City, is designed to provide a hostel-type living environment for students, faculty, staff, and alumni who are conducting research in the city, attending conferences or training, traveling with colleagues and classmates for an off-campus learning experience, or participating in internships. The App House in Washington, DC provides apartment living for students participating in long-term internships in our nation's Capitol and is available to faculty and staff on a limited basis.
The primary responsibility of the Budget Office is to allocate and monitor all budgeted funds appropriated by the North Carolina General Assembly as directed by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System.
The Business Systems office assists university divisions to efficiently and effectively manage business operations, finance and personnel by providing systems and accounting services.
The Appalachian State University Centrex Office strives to consistently provide excellent customer service to the university community through prompt and courteous switchboard operator assistance, ordering telephone services, programming line features and resolving telephone troubles.
The mission of the Controller's Office is to provide accountability for University resources and appropriate dissemination of financial information to maximize the use of University resources in compliance with legislation, Federal and State policies and procedures, Board of Governors, Appalachian State University, and external funding sources.
The Office of Environmental Health, Safety, and Emergency Management is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all faculty, staff, students and visitors to the campus.
Appalachian Food Services is a self-supporting operation, which is owned and operated by the university. It is responsible for the following programs: AppCards, Meal Plans, Appalachian Express Accounts, Dining, Catering, and Vending. During semesters in the fall and spring, Appalachian Food Services serves up to 15,000 meals DAILY.
The Holmes Convocation Center is the host for concerts, university special events, athletics, and family entertainment shows.
Materials Management consists of the Purchasing Department and the Central Warehouse/Central Stores. Materials Management is responsible for procuring, receiving, inventory control, and disposition of all commodities and services for the University.
The mission of New River Light and Power Company is to provide electrical service in the most efficient and reliable manner to Appalachian State University, the Town of Boone and the surrounding community within the franchised areas assigned by the North Carolina Utilities Commission. A secondary mission is to provide for the university's needs through financial support.
The University Parking and Traffic Department is responsible for providing parking services and traffic control for all faculty, staff, students and visitors to the campus. Management of the university's nearly 6,500 parking spaces is accomplished through vehicle registration and enforcement of the Parking and Traffic Regulations.
The basic purpose of the Physical Plant Department is to create an aesthetically pleasing, environmentally sound, and energy efficient physical environment for the campus community.
The Planning, Design, and Construction office leads a collaborative approach to creating an aesthetically pleasing and functional campus that supports the academic mission.
The Student Accounts office is comprised of two functional areas: Cashier's Office and Perkins Loan Servicing Center. The Cashier's Office is responsible for the billing, receipting, and depositing of all university related funds. The Perkins Loan Servicing Center maintains all fiscal records for the NDEA/NDSL Federal Perkins Loan Fund and the Appalachian State University Student Emergency Loan Fund. This center is also responsible for collecting repayments.
Appalachian State University leads in creating a world where environmental, societal, and economic qualities exist in balance to meet the resource needs of today and of future generations. Our community of students, faculty and staff continually advance our understanding, capabilities and practices in this vital journey. As an institution of higher learning, we lead and educate by example, inspiring new generations prepared to share this knowledge, ingenuity and passion.
The University Bookstore serves students, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and their families by being the on-campus source for textbooks, supplemental class books and manuals, general books with a wide selection of titles, computer hardware and software, APParel and gifts, and graduation regalia.
The Appalachian State University Police Department is committed to providing a safe working, living and learning environment through a community oriented policing philosophy that emphasizes crime prevention and crime solving through partnerships, education and awareness programs, pro-active patrolling and quality officer training. We provide general and emergency services, and we enforce state laws and university policies on campus twenty-four hours a day, seven-days a week.
University Post Office provides the best possible service in the sending, receiving and delivery of mail, via the United States Postal Service and intercampus system, for the university community.