Ian Wing, Manager, Education Development and Coordination, Nirimba Education Precinct
Nirimba Education Precinct was established in the 1990s as a partnership between Nirimba College of TAFE, Terra Sancta Catholic College, Wyndham College, and the University of Western Sydney. Ian was appointed as the first Principal of Wyndham College, and his exceptional leadership skills and passion for education have significantly contributed to Nirimba Education Precinct becoming a leader in innovative, flexible learning and delivery, and expanding curriculum opportunities for secondary students. The University is pleased to be awarding Ian an Honorary Fellowship as part of this ceremony.
Ian Wing's Honorary Fellowship citation, as presented by UWS Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janice Reid:
“Chancellor, distinguished guests, graduates, ladies and gentlemen: the Board of Trustees from time to time confers honorary fellowships where a person has made a particular and sustained contribution to the University.
The Nirimba Education Precinct was established in the 1990’s as a partnership of the Nirimba College of TAFE, the Terra Sancta Catholic College, Wyndham College, and the University. Ian Wing was appointed as the first Principal of Wyndham College which opened in 1999 as a government schools senior college.
Ian’s exceptional leadership skills and passion for education significantly contributed to the creation of a common goal and vision for the Precinct and its governance.
There are approximately 9,000 people studying on the precinct. These learners range in age from 15 to 50+ years. Ian has been the one constant leader on the precinct since its inception. His commitment, wisdom and leadership have assisted others to realise the benefits of the Precinct. His contribution to discussions at Board, Education Committee and Assets Management and Operations Committee has been invaluable. Ian has certainly been the “glue” that has kept the Precinct together.
As a leader of the Nirimba Education Precinct – a learning community consisting of a university college, a TAFE college, a catholic senior college, and a government senior college, Ian facilitated among other things the design of innovative and flexible learning and delivery for compulsory and post compulsory education and the expansion of curriculum opportunities for secondary students.
The University has been a major beneficiary of Ian Wing’s commitment to the Nirimba Education Precinct and the diverse educational opportunities it provides.
The Board of Trustees of the University of Western Sydney has approved the conferral of an Honorary Fellowship of the University of Western Sydney on Ian John Wing in recognition of his distinguished service to the University in the leadership and development of the Nirimba Education Precinct.”
Photo: Sally Tsoutas