Fr Kevin Davine OMI began his second stint as Rector of Mazenod College and served in that role from 1989 to the end of 1995. He was previously the Rector from 1973 to 1977.
Official Blessing and Opening of the new library and teaching wing called the “O’Rourke Complex”. Sir Bernard Callinan (Chairman National Catholic Education Commission) and Fr Tom Doyle (Victorian Director of Catholic Education) were among the guests who attended.
Fr Pat Moroney OMI became the fourth Rector of Mazenod College Victoria. He began working at the College in early 1968 when it was still based at St Joseph’s, Springvale. As well as his teaching duties, Fr Pat was appointed to the position of Bursar in 1968. Fr Moroney served as Rector from 1984 until the end of 1988 when he was appointed Rector of Iona College in Queensland.
The first computer installed at Mazenod College was an Apple II Plus and was used to streamline administrative tasks. A printer and an information storage device were also acquired.
Fr Ian Mackintosh OMI commenced as the third Rector of Mazenod College in January 1978. He grew up in Geelong and attended St Joseph’s Christian Brothers College at Geelong. After joining the Oblates he was ordained in 1966. His first appointment was to Mazenod College, Western Australia where in 1973, he became the Rector until the end of 1977 before transferring to Melbourne to replace Fr Kevin Davine OMI. Fr Mackintosh or Fr Mack, as he was affectionately called in those days, was a “hands on” Rector. He always liked a tidy school and stressed the need for students to pick up their rubbish. Some notable developments during his tenure included an Indigenous Australian Art Group performing at Mazenod College for the first time in 1978, the opening of new buildings, changes to the curriculum and student numbers rising from 714 in 1978 to 954 in 1983 at the conclusion of his tenure as Rector.
In mid 1977, construction began on a new classroom, resource and teaching area on the ground floor and new administration offices, interview rooms, printing office and chapel on the first floor. A walk way between the new wing and the Library was also constructed. Staff moved into their new offices in early 1978.