Marist Tertiary and Online Committee


Marists around the world have a keen involvement in the Tertiary sector, particularly in Education.  In some countries we have several Marist Universities.  In Australia our involvement has been extensive and we hope to maintain this contribution in new ways.  In addition, we are keen to link with our colleagues overseas to develop a more significant online presence.


The role of our Marist Tertiary and Online Committee is to oversee the coordination and development of Marist Tertiary Programs in this country and to develop further links with Universities here and overseas.  We have two initial aims for our Committee:

1.  To develop a unified National Agreement with the Australian Catholic University for obtaining credit for Marist administered Formation Programs.

2.  To develop new Online Marist Programs.  

We hope this Committee will assist us with gaining accreditation for our programs and help us pursue the establishment and development of Marist Online Programs.  In this area we can liaise with the Executive Committee of the Marist International Network of Institutes of Higher Education.


Committee members have been invited from across Australia. They are experienced in the Tertiary sector and willing to help us in these Marist endeavours.  Tony Clarke has invited me to Chair this Committee. Members are (updated 29th January, 2014):

Br John Cantwell

Prof Tony d’Arbon FMS Exec Off

Dr Jennifer Elvery

Prof Peta Goldburg RSM

Dr Michael Green FMS

Dr John McMahon FMS

Mr Peter McNamara

Dr Helga Neidhart RSC

Dr Gayle Spry


We meet for a day, two or three times a year, with meetings alternating between Sydney and Melbourne.  While membership of this Committee is on a voluntary/honorary capacity, travel costs for interstate members are covered.

John McMahon

National Director of Marist Tertiary Programs

1st August, 2016