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Vincentian Academy names John Fedko president
archived from: 2011-08-01
by: Pittsburgh Catholic Staff Report

Retired WPXI sportscaster takes position

Vincentian Academy, a co-ed Catholic high school founded in 1932 in McCandless Township, has named John Fedko, retired WPXI-TV sportscaster, as its new president.

Fedko has strong ties to the Pittsburgh community and a passion for Catholic education and excellence, school officials said. He brings excitement and energy to the many roles of the president, including that of chief communicator, they said.

Fedko was the sports director and anchor at Channel 11 since 1987, but he recently retired from his position because his schedule was such that he often found himself away from his family. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Fedko is married with five children, and he is involved with numerous Catholic charities.

“As a father of five children who have benefited from the faith-filled environment associated with Catholic education, I believe that there is no greater goal than the growth and success of our Catholic high schools,” said Fedko. “At Vincentian Academy, I strongly believe that the faculty and staff have created a perfect environment of challenging academics that stress leadership and character. The opportunity to join this elite program is a dream come true.”

Dr. John Murray Jr., chairman of the board of directors of Vincentian Academy, said, “By his words and actions, John clearly demonstrates his commitment to and passion for Catholic secondary school education. We are confident that he will be a highly effective leader and communicator as president of Vincentian Academy.”

Fedko began his position immediately.

Vincentian Academy was founded by the Vincentian Sisters of Charity. “We welcome John to the Vincentian Academy family,” said Sister Camille Panich, principal and chief academic officer of Vincentian Academy. “We are proud of our academy and grateful to those who make it such an outstanding environment — students, parents, faculty and staff. ”

Vincentian Academy officials said in recent years, like so many private schools, the school has been responding to the challenges posed by the economic downturn. Among the challenges is positioning the school for continued growth during a time when families have many educational options and family budgets are stretched, they said. Communicating to a wider audience about the opportunities the academy offers is key to continued growth and success, school officials said.

 

 

 



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