People

People

The people who lead St Mark’s - in governance, staff, student leadership, and volunteer roles - are amongst the College’s greatest strengths.

A dedicated, enthusiastic board, staff and student leadership team work closely and effectively, alongside the College Foundation, Old Collegians’ Association and various committees, to ensure the ongoing success of the College.

The governance of the College is undertaken in accordance with the College Constitution adopted in December 2018, and the Board Charter adopted in October 2019.

The Board of St Mark’s is made up of dynamic professionals who are responsible for overseeing the College’s strategic direction, plans, and performance. 

St Mark’s is led by the Head of College, who is the academic and executive head of the College. The Head of College works closely with the Dean, Director of Learning, and other professional staff to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the College.

The Dean and Director of Learning work closely with the Student Leadership Team, incorporating Assistant Deans, Senior Academic Tutor and Academic Coordinators, Senior Residential Advisor and Residential Advisors, and with the College Club Committee, to promote the best all-round student experience.

College Board

Ms Linda Matthews BA (Flin)
Mr Mark Penniment BEc (Adel), FCA
Mr Simon Murray OAM FACE FACEL(SA) MAICD BA Dip Ed
Professor Suzanne Le Mire LLB(Hons) BA (Adel) GDLP (SAIT) PhD (Monash) GAICD
Mr Marc Allgrove BEc (Adel), GAICD
Ms Cecilia White, BA, LLB (Adel)
Mr Darren Pitt, BA (Hons), PGCE, MEd

Senior College Staff

Professor Don Markwell BEcon (Hons) (Qld), MA, MPhil, DPhil (Oxon)
Head of College
Professor Jonathon Allen BA (Hons) (Lboro), PhD (Lboro)
Dean
Dr Katrina Stats BA (Hons), DML, MA (UniMelb), PhD (Adel)
Director of Learning
Mr Stuart Meldrum BPsych (Hons) (Newc), DipAppPsych (COPP)
Director of Wellbeing
Mrs Sara Ware BCom (UniSA), CPA
Business Manager
Mr Richard Foster B.Teach, B.Ed, Dip Child Psych
Property Manager
The Reverend Grant Moore B Theol (Hons), Dip Ed, Cert Ed (Com)
Chaplain
Dr Rachel Buxton BA (Hons) (Adel), MSt, DPhil (Oxon), PGCTHE, MBA (Oxford Brookes)
Adviser and Special Projects
Ms Kathy Radoslovich BInt (Hons) (Adel), BDS (Adel)
Registrar

Catering Staff

The College outsources its catering to Cater Care which provides our student residents with high quality, nutritious and delicious food.

Cleaning Staff

The College outsources its cleaning to Academy Services with professional, caring staff who take pride in ensuring our environment is maintained to the highest of standards.

2022 Student Leadership Team

Student leadership positions are central to the life of the College, including providing
academic and wellbeing support to fellow students, organising various activities
(including community service, sporting, cultural, social and other activities), and
contributing to ensuring College is a safe and enjoyable place to live.

Working together with College staff and other students, leadership positions give students superb opportunities for developing their leadership and teamwork skills, and for undertaking the community service that has been at the heart of the values and ethos of St Mark’s College since its founding in 1925.

From left to right:

Front Row: Anastasia Pannell (Senior Academic Tutor), Jessica Hulett (Charitable Foundation President), Clayton Burke (withdrawn), Olivia White (College Club Secretary), Oliver Douglas (College Club Vice President), Caitlin Glascott (College Club President), Professor Don Markwell (Head of College), Mr Stuart Meldrum (Director of Wellbeing), Dr Rachel Buxton (Adviser and Special Projects), Jackson Furst (Assistant Dean), Lachlan Matheson (Assistant Dean), Isabel Unwin (Senior Residential Advisor)

Second Row: Kara Phillips (Gym Curator), Sophie Tan (Charitable Foundation Secretary), Yuan Zhang (College Club Merchandise Officer), Jasmyn Lloyd (Duty Tutor), Grace Whyte (Duty Tutor), Despina Eleftheriadis (College Club Equity Officer, Warden), Iman Westhead (Indigenous Student Advisor, Residential Advisor), Shannen Webb (College Club Sponsorship/Charitable Officer), Tori Lowe (College Club Sports Officer), Max Gordon (withdrawn), Emily Jeffrey (Residential Advisor), Bellarose Watts (Residential Advisor)

Third Row: Callum Guidera (Warden), Ephraim Nann (Academic Coordinator), Benjamin Ransom (College Club Equity Officer), Oliver Quixley (Film Maker, Duty Tutor), Sadie Fuss (College Club Arts & Cultural Officer), Patrick Douglas (College Club Social Officer), Mani Draper (Library Assistant), Jonty Pretorius (Duty Tutor), Luke Marcus (Music Room Curator), Cameron Akehurst (Residential Advisor), Darcy Lillecrapp (Warden), Benjamin McCure (College Club Sports Officer)

Back Row: Grace Neuhaus (Duty Tutor), Jordan Howard (Academic Coordinator, Warden), Eddie Page (Academic Coordinator), Maddy Young (Student Outreach Officer), Anthony Doll (Duty Tutor), Ella Brown (Academic Coordinator), Miah Sherry (Residential Advisor), Nadya Athan (Charitable Foundation Treasurer), Georgina Devereux (College Club Social Officer), Eliza Lee (Residential Advisor), Clare Jenkin (Academic Coordinator), Brooke Hutchesson (Lion Editor), Emerson Fielke (Lion Editor, Photographer & Social Media Content Creator), Abraham Tuckwell (Residential Advisor)

Absent: Fraser Haines (College Club Treasurer), Joseph Watts (Warden), Sarah Whyte (Residential Advisor)

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2022 Student Executive Team

The Student Executive Team comprises the two Assistant Deans, the College Club Executive (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer), the Senior Academic Tutor, the Senior Residential Advisor, the Indigenous Student Advisor, and the President of the Charitable Foundation. It works closely with the Head of College, Dean, Director of Wellbeing, and Director of Learning to co-ordinate many aspects of College life, and promote student wellbeing and success.

From left to right:

Front Row: Oliver Douglas (College Club Vice President), Caitlin Glascott (College Club President), Stuart Meldrum (Director of Wellbeing), Professor Don Markwell (Head of College), Dr Rachel Buxton (Adviser and Special Projects), Jackson Furst (Assistant Dean), Lachlan Matheson (Assistant Dean)

Back Row: Jessica Hulett (Charitable Foundation President), Isabel Unwin (Senior Residential Advisor), Clayton Burke (withdrawn), Olivia White (College Club Secretary), Anastasia Pannell (Senior Academic Tutor)

Absent: Fraser Haines (College Club Treasurer), Iman Westhead (Indigenous Student Advisor)

2022 College Club Committee

All St Mark’s residents are members of the College Club. Elected by their fellow students, the College Club Committee promotes student wellbeing and interests in diverse ways, including by organising an impressive line-up of cultural, social, and sporting events in partnership with other student leaders and the College staff. The Committee is responsible for representing the interests of all College Club members, and helping to promote a culture of respect, inclusion, and safety. Their responsibility includes the upgrade, care, and maintenance of all College Club property and rooms used by the College Club. The College Club Executive consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

From left to right:

Front Row: Clayton Burke (withdrawn), Caitlin Glascott (College Club President), Oliver Douglas (College Club Vice President), Olivia White (College Club Secretary)

Second Row: Tori Lowe (College Club Sports Officer), Yuan Zhang (College Club Merchandise Officer), Despina Eleftheriadis (College Club Equity Officer), Shannen Webb (College Club Sponsorship/Charitable Officer), Georgina Devereux (College Club Social Officer)

Back Row: Sadie Fuss (College Club Arts and Cultural Officer), Benjamin Ransom (College Club Equity Officer), Patrick Douglas (College Club Social Officer), Benjamin McCure (College Club Sports Officer)

Absent: Fraser Haines (College Club Treasurer)

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2022 Assistant Deans, Residential Advisors, Indigenous Student Advisor and Wardens

Assistant Deans: The Assistant Deans work with the Dean, the Director of Wellbeing, other staff, and students to ensure that St Mark’s provides a respectful, inclusive, and safe environment for all. The Assistant Deans support students in various ways when needed, including liaising between staff and students, and helping to ensure that the College’s values and expectations are upheld in student behaviour.

The Assistant Deans are senior leaders in the College and assist the Dean, Director of Wellbeing, and Director of Learning in leading the Student Leadership Team (SLT). Their role also includes working with the College staff on different tasks.

Residential Advisors (RAs): Led by the Senior Residential Advisor (SRA), Residential Advisors (RAs) have the responsibility of providing care and assistance to all students in College. They are expected to show leadership in all aspects of College life, and actively support the aims and ideals of St Mark’s College in promoting the wellbeing and academic success of its students. The primary function of an RA is to establish and maintain an environment that is safe, socially cohesive, welcoming, and conducive to academic excellence. The RAs are available to provide help and advice on all aspects of College life. The RAs will get to know each student on their floor personally to support student wellbeing and ensure that behaviour is in accordance with the values of the College. They are often the first point of contact for students’ issues and can advise on additional support structures within and beyond the College community.

Indigenous Student Advisor (ISA): The ISA provides pastoral care and support to all current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Working closely with the Director of Wellbeing, Dean, Director of Learning, and Registrar, the ISA also acts as representative for current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, assists in the recruitment to College of future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, maintains
relationships with local Elders and with relevant university support services, and assists in the organisation of events that celebrate Indigenous culture and history.

Flat/Hawker House Wardens: As with RAs, Flat/Hawker House Wardens are responsible for providing an environment that is safe, welcoming, and conducive to academic excellence. They are a first point of contact for students within their area of responsibility, and a role model for behaviour that is in accordance with the values of the College.

From left to right:

Front Row: Callum Guidera (Warden), Emily Jeffrey (Residential Advisor), Iman Westhead (Indigenous Student Advisor, Residential Advisor), Isabel Unwin (Senior Residential Advisor), Jackson Furst (Assistant Dean), Lachlan Matheson (Assistant Dean), Max Gordon (withdrawn), Despina Eleftheriadis (Warden)

Back Row: Jordan Howard (Warden), Bellarose Watts (Residential Advisor), Eliza Lee (Residential Advisor), Cameron Akehurst (Residential Advsior), Abraham Tuckwell (Residential Advisor), Miah Sherry (Residential Advisor), Darcy Lillecrapp (Warden)

Absent: Joseph Watts (Warden), Sarah Whyte (Residential Advisor)

2022 Academic Team

Senior Academic Tutor (SAT): The SAT assists the Director of Learning to support students in the positive transition from school to university life and provide support to students in all years to ensure academic success and resilience. The SAT assists with coordinating the tutorial program and ensuring all students are aware of and able to access the academic support at the College. The SAT also leads the team of Academic Coordinators and assists with arranging Faculty Dinner events.

Academic Coordinators: The Academic Coordinators support the Director of Learning and the SAT to provide a strong academic program to support all students. The academic support program includes tutorials, Faculty Dinners, guest speakers, mentoring, and career and professional development workshops. For 2022, the six Faculties are: (1) Agriculture, Viticulture, Veterinary and Animal Science; (2) Arts and Education; (3) Business and Law; (4) Engineering, Physical Sciences, Architecture and Aviation; (5) Health & Medical Sciences and Allied Health; and (6) Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry.

From left to right:

Front Row: Ella Browne (Academic Coordinator),  Anastasia Pannell (Senior Academic Tutor), Eddie Page (Academic Coordinator)

Back Row: Ephraim Nann (Academic Coordinator), Clare Jenkin (Academic Coordinator), Jordan Howard (Academic Coordinator)

2022 Academic Team Ella Brown Anastasia Pannell Eddie Page Ephraim Nann Clare Jenkin Jordan Howard
2022 Charitable Committee Executive - Sophie Tan Nadya Athan Jess Hulett_seated

2022 Charitable Foundation Executive

Community service is at the heart of the ideals and values for which St Mark’s stands. Many of the community service activities undertaken by the students of St Mark’s College – including volunteering and fundraising activities for charities – are led through the Charitable Foundation. Its Executive members are its President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

From left to right: Sophie Tan (Charitable Foundation Secretary), Jessica Hulett (Charitable Foundation President), Nadya Athan (Charitable Foundation Treasurer)