Andrew Falender Portrait PhotoAndrew Falender spent his childhood years in Indianapolis. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan and went on to receive his MBA from Harvard. After his first year at Harvard, Falender took a year off from his studies and joined the Peace Corps and went to the Philippines.

Prior to working at NEC, Falender worked at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), where he served in several capacities including Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner for Planning , Evaluation, and Management; Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of HEW; and Assistant Director of the National Institute of Education. While at NEC, Falender held the positions of Director of Administrative Affairs (1975-1977), Vice President (1977-1983), and Chief Executive Officer (1982-1988).

Since 1989 Andrew J. Falender has served as the Executive Director of the Appalachian Mountain Club, a 78,000-member outdoor recreation/ conservation organization that promotes the protection, enjoyment, and wise stewardship of the mountains, rivers and trails of the Northeast. Falender also serves on the New England Advisory Council for the Trust for Public Land.

Source: Nan Shnitzler, "Philippines RPCV Andrew Falender is executive director of the Appalachian Mountain Club," Peace Corps Online: March 6, 2003 Headlines. (Accessed 23 January 2007) <>

Physical description

The Falender collection contains approximately .4 lin. ft. or 2/5 of a record carton (49 folders). All of the records are paper files with the exception of one folder containing photographs.


This collection was generated by Andrew Falender during his tenure at NEC. These materials had been kept in storage until they were transferred to the Archives in 2004.


Access to the Andrew Falender Collection is granted by the Archivist or Director of Libraries.  Appointments must be scheduled in advance. There may be some restrictions pertaining to this collection, particularly regarding the faculty and subject files. Issues of access will be addressed on a case by case basis.


All copyrights to this collection belong to the New England Conservatory.
Permission to publish materials from this collection is granted by the Director of Libraries. This collection should be cited as: Andrew Falender Collection in the Archives at New England Conservatory, Boston.