Children’s Television Veteran Named Executive Director of Fred Rogers Center
Richard Fernandes has been named executive director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early
Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, according to an announcement by Br.
Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president. The appointment becomes effective Jan. 1.
Fernandes succeeds Rita Catalano, who is retiring at the end of the month after 25 years at Saint
Vincent. She has served as an administrator at the Fred Rogers Center for 10 years, including the
past 3 1/2 years as executive director.