Frederick H. Wandelt
B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., Wesleyan
Assistant to the Headmaster on Alumni Affairs, Admissions
Work Phone: 860-945-7726
Year Appointed: 1971
Director of admissions at Taft from 1976 to 2006, Ferdie has been a member of the board of directors of American Secondary Schools for International Students and Teachers since 1988 and also serves as a trustee of Wolfeboro Camp School in New Hampshire and Challengers Boys’ and Girls’ Club in Los Angeles, California. He is a former trustee of the Secondary School Admission Test Board (1978 to 1989; president from 1985 to 1987) as well as a past director of the The Association of Boarding Schools. He received the William B. Bretnall Award for exemplary contribution to the field of independent school admission in 1994.
Having personally admitted a good portion of the school’s graduates, he now works in alumni affairs. He lives on campus with his wife, Joanna. They have two grown children, Allison ’91 and Christopher ’96.