ADRIAN Piccoli has been appointed an Honorary Professor of Practice at the University of NSW.
The honour will see the NSW Member for Murray working in association with the School of Education.
During Mr Piccoli’s six years as NSW Education Minister he led significant education reform in NSW and nationally.
His advocacy for quality teaching, needs-based funding for schools and improving the performance of rural and remote students saw him regarded as one of the best education ministers in Australia.
UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs said Mr Piccoli had shown great commitment to public education.
‘‘Adrian Piccoli has been especially committed to the needs of regional NSW, with a strong focus on improving literacy and numeracy in rural and remote communities.
‘‘His expertise fits perfectly with the focus of our UNSW 2025 Strategy on educational excellence and social engagement.
‘‘I am delighted that Adrian is joining our team at UNSW and I look forward immensely to his input.’’
Mr Piccoli will contribute to the academic activities of the University.