The General Assembly has appointed former N.C. Sen. Thomas Apodaca of Henderson County and reappointed Timothy Haskett of Cleveland County to four-year terms on the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees. Both terms are effective July 1 and will expire June 30, 2023. The appointment of Apodaca came at the recommendation of N.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger and reappointment of Haskett came at the recommendation of N.C. Speaker of the House Tim Moore. The legislation approving trustee appointments at WCU and other University of North Carolina System institutions now goes to N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper for his signature before becoming law.