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Andrew Wooden, Vice Chair

As Vice Chair, Andrew Wooden serves on the Development & Alumni Relations, Campaign Steering, and Governance Committees, and on the Strategic Planning Task Force, where his creative and strategic contributions dramatically impact ASSIST’s growth and outreach. He also chairs the Compensation sub-committee of the Executive Committee.

Andrew has been a leader in the independent school world for over thirty years. He began his career at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH, where he taught and later transformed their admissions and development departments. In his twelve years at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut, he taught and led the admissions and financial aid departments and initiated several scholar and scholarship programs – ASSIST scholars were an integral part of the admissions strategic goals. He also worked as a senior dean and oversaw other major school-wide initiatives. 

After earning his Master’s Degree in Religion from Yale Divinity School in 1996, he accepted a position in New Mexico to help build a new independent school in Albuquerque. Under Andrew’s leadership, Bosque School grew to 540 students and is respected as a top independent day school known for academic excellence, community service, and environmental education. ASSIST played an important role in Bosque School’s pursuit of excellence.