NC House passes bill reappointing White to UNCW Board of Trustees

NC House passes bill reappointing White to UNCW Board of Trustees
The NC House of Representatives passed a bill reappointing Woody White to the UNC Wilmington Board of Trustees. The bill now moves to the state Senate for consideration. (Source: WECT)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WECT) - The state House of Representatives passed a bill to reappoint New Hanover County Commissioner Woody White to a four-year term as member of the UNC Wilmington Board of Trustees. House Bill 1016 now moves to the state Senate for consideration.

White was appointed to the board in January of 2018, to fill the seat of former trustee Christopher Leonard. If HB1016 is approved by the senate and signed by Gov. Roy Cooper, White’s term would begin July 1, 2019 through June 20, 2023. He resigned from the Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees to begin his new position.

“Having served on the UNCW Board of Trustees for the last one-and-a-half years, I am constantly reminded of how fortunate our community is to have such an outstanding place of higher education,” White said. “Our graduates are consistently among the very best, system wide, and I look forward to continuing my work alongside my other Board of Trustee members, to continue meeting the challenges we face. I especially appreciate the support from (NC House) Speaker (Tim) Moore, Rep. John Bell, Rep. Ted Davis and Rep. Holly Grange.”

HB1016 includes appointments made by House Speaker Moore (R-Cleveland) and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) to Board of Trustees for University of North Carolina System institutions. The vote was 69-48, mostly along party lines. White’s appointment is the only one made to the UNCW Board of Trustees in this bill.

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