Rev Anthony Casamento CSMA was appointed Director, Identity and Mission at ACU in September 2011. Prior to this appointment, he held a number of parish roles while also serving as Chaplain to the ACU North Sydney Campus for a number of years.
Rev. Anthony Casamento CSMA has been Vice President of Australian Catholic University (ACU) since August 2017. Prior to this he was Director, Identity and Mission at Australian Catholic University from September 2011, having commenced at ACU in August 2010 as Chaplain to the North Sydney (MacKillop) Campus. Fr Anthony is a member of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel (Michaelite Fathers), which is part of the wider Salesian family. He took final vows in 2009 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2010. Fr Anthony’s priestly formation was undertaken at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd (Sydney) and the Michaelite houses of formation in Sydney and in Rome. His initial theological studies were undertaken at the Catholic Institute of Sydney (CIS). He holds a number of undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology, history and theology. His academic area of interest is The Shoah (Holocaust). Fr. Anthony serves as the Regional Superior for the Michaelites in Australia and is a Chaplain to the NSW Police Force. He also holds a number of Board positions including on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education (IACHE) at Boston College (USA), the Board of The Cardoner Project (a Jesuit Youth Ministry initiative) and CRADIO (Catholic Radio).
Outside of university and ministry, Fr Anthony is an avid reader, enjoys following the rugby, travel and spending time with his nieces and nephew.