Top honour for ECU educator
CITY Beach resident and former Edith Cowan University ViceChancellor Kerry Cox has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Mr Cox was recognised in Australia Day honours for his service to tertiary education and university administration, particularly in leadership and governance roles, and to the community.
He retired last year from ECU and was the longest serving vicechancellor in Australia.
Before starting at ECU in March 2006, he had been vicechancellor and president of the University of Ballarat for five years. Before that, he held senior roles at the University of Ballarat and Flinders University.
ECU achievements during his tenure included receiving five-star ratings for six consecutive years for teaching quality, generic skills and overall satisfaction in the Good Universities Guide.
Sasha Morgunovskaya, Jason Barrow and Professor Kerry Cox light a balga tree at a farewell ceremony last year.