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Wyatt appointed to Appalachian State Board of Trustees

State Sen. Chuck Edwards poses with Steve Wyatt, who will serve on the Appalachian State Board of Trustees. State Sen. Chuck Edwards poses with Steve Wyatt, who will serve on the Appalachian State Board of Trustees.

Steve Wyatt, whose last day as Henderson County manager was Wednesday, has been appointed to the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees, state Sen. Chuck Edwards announced.

Wyatt recently retired as Henderson County Manager where he served for fifteen years. He has more than 38 years of city and county management experience. An alumnus of Appalachian State University, Wyatt was a founding member and past president of ASU Local Government Alumni Association, whose mission is to support professional training and continuing education. He earned Appalachian’s Distinguished Alumni Award and served as the University Board of Visitors chairman.


“Steve has remarkably served citizens of Henderson County," said Edwards, who nominated Wyatt. "He thinks out of the box, protects our tax dollars, and remains steadfast to our conservative mountain values. These traits, along with his knowledge of the needs and flaws of our university system uniquely qualify him to serve in this important role. I nominated him because I know he will make a positive difference for the students of ASU, for their families, and for our taxpayers.”

The University of North Carolina system is composed of 17 different constituent institutions. Each institution has its own separate Board of Trustees, to which the UNC Board of Governors can delegate authority over to the institution. This governing board shall promote the sound development of the institution, serve as an advisor to the Board of Governors on matters about the institution, and serve as an advisor to the Chancellor concerning management and development of the institution.