Carol Schaller

Born and raised in Connecticut, Carol attended secondary school in Branford, followed by the University of Connecticut, Albertus Magnus College, and special courses for business professionals at Yale’s School of Management. She served for fifteen years as Co-Class Secretary of the Yale Class of 1960, writing the Alumni notes, contributing to the design and establishment of several memorial fellowships, including the Yale Class of ‘60 Branford Fellowship, the Yale Class of ‘60 John Heinz Government Service Fellowship and the Yale Class of ‘60 Les Aspin International Service Fellowship. Carol chaired the reading, interview, and selection committees of the three fellowships during her tenure. She also organized numerous USA and European reunions for Yale Class of ‘60 and enjoys her honorary membership in the Yale Class of ‘60.

By virtue of heredity, Carol’s other ties to Yale include her National Society of Colonial Dames status as 12th great-granddaughter of Theophilus Eaton, founder of New Haven Colony and first Governor here, as well as her status as 8th great-granddaughter of Samuel Russell, 3rd Minister of Branford, CT and Founder and Trustee of Yale College in 1701. Theophilus Eaton’s wife, Anne Lloyd Yale Eaton was great-grandmother to Elihu Yale, who was another ancestor related tangentially to Carol.

Accomplishments include: CEO of an International Executive Search Firm; United Nations Rep as NGO for the Episcopal Church, USA; Instructor and Academic Advisor for Surval Mt. Fleury, a Swiss Finishing School; Writer, Editor for Sachem’s Head Community newsletter; and having enjoyed occasional featured roles in stage productions and television commercials, is finally pursuing a passion for television and film acting in New York City.