The Executive Committee of the International Marist Network of Higher Education Institutions has been elected

Three representatives will continue in office for a period of two years, according to the vote on Thursday
2019-04-05 - Peru

Facebook photos

Having discussed the identity of the network and exchanging experiences from each region, the representatives of higher education institutions elected on Thursday the new executive committee of the International Marist Network of higher education institutions.

The Vicar General of the Marist Institute, Brother Carlos Gutiérrez Blanco, began the agenda for the day, inviting the participants to follow the entire path that the Network is building in this assembly. According to the Vicar General, "the size of our institutions, their academic and professional backgrounds are very diverse" . "The Institute recognizes this diversity and accepts it as a way of communion among all," he emphasized this, while reminding those present that "in the calls of the Chapter we can find ways to build the mission and create possibilities of synergy for the Network."


We all are the Institute

After the first session, of the morning, the Superior General, Br. Ernesto Sanchez, gave his farewell speech recognizing the importance of the moment. "Let's dream together, and not only in those three days, but over the years," he emphasized. "In this assembly of the institutions of Higher Education, we have a splendid challenge and we are together," he concluded. After the address of the Superior General, the group began to talk about the Network's Operative Model, with the moderation of Br. Valdícer Fachi. The activity continued until the afternoon, when the representatives initiated the combinations for the election of the new Executive Committee.


Language diversity in the Committee

At the end of the day, the new Executive Committee of the International Marist Network of Educational Institutions were elected. In this new composition it was agreed that the group will be composed of three members and that each one will represent a language of the Network. Therefore, Brother Manuir Mentges, Pro-rector of Graduate and Continuing Education of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), was elected president and member of the Committee - representative of Portuguese speaking; Brother David Hall, dean of the Catholic University of Australia, representative of the English language and Br. Roberto Mendez Lopés, rector of the Marist University of Querétaro, representative of the Spanish language. The new composition is different when compared to the other years, when the Committee was composed of five members. All elected members will serve the Network for two years.

In the next two days, there will be discussions on the future priorities of the Network, the main projects and the practical issues of flow and operation of the group.

3300 visits

Universidad Marcelino Champagnat

Santiago de Surco - Peru

Nuestra comunidad universitaria acepta el reto de edificar sobre la roca de los grandes valores humanos: la paz, la justicia, la verdad, la libertad, la solidaridad, la fraternidad… al punto de que nada de lo humano nos es indiferente. El compromiso de construir sobre la roca que es el Señor Jesús. El compromiso marista de construir al estilo de Marcelino bajo la mirada maternal de María. (Read more)

Universidad Marcelino Champagnat

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná

Curitiba - Brazil

PUCPR was born in Curitiba in 1959, as the fruit of the union of several Catholic faculties existing at the time. Founded by Mgr Manuel da Silveira D´Elboux, then Archbishop of Curitiba, PUCPR was administered by the diocese up to 1974. From that date, the Marist Brothers, at the request of Mgr Pedro Fedalto, Archbishop, have taken up the administration. PUCPR has as mission the diffusion of knowledge and culture and promotion of the integral and ongoing formation of citizens and professionals committed to the life and progress of society. (Read more)

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná

Marist Postgraduate Project with Australian Catholic University

Sydney - Australia

Australia This relationship between Australian Catholic University was strengthened in 1998, when the University’s School of Educational Leadership gave approval for the establishment of the ‘Marist Postgraduate Studies’ in Victoria. This Project enables students who are both studying part time at the Master’s Level in the University’s School of Educational Leadership and who are on the staff of Marist schools, to follow courses in Marist Studies administered by the Marist Brothers’ Congregation. (Read more)

Marist Postgraduate Project with Australian Catholic University