Staff Directory

Martha E. Schall

Associate Vice President for Institutional Affairs

martha.schall@yale.edu

Martha Schall leads the Office of Institutional Affairs in supporting the work of the Yale Corporation, the University Council and other governance activities of the university. 

Prior to joining Yale’s governance team in 2015, Martha was president of the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation. Previously, Martha served in a variety of roles in the Yale Office of Development, including as an associate vice president for development and as the managing director of the Yale Alumni Fund. She earned a B.A. in History from Yale University, and an M.B.A. in Finance and Management from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Elizabeth (Liz) Quercia

Assistant Director for Institutional Affairs

elizabeth.quercia@yale.edu

Liz Quercia joined the university in June 2013. In her role, she supports the activities of the Board of Trustees, preparing agendas and maintaining official records of meetings. She also oversees the administration of the annual alumni fellow election and supports the work of the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

Previously she served as Communications Associate in the Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life. She received a B.A. in English from Ithaca College in 2012.

Christen Ruff

Assistant Director for Institutional Affairs

christen.ruff@yale.edu

Christen Ruff joined the Office of Institutional Affairs in December 2018 and supports the work of the Yale Corporation and University Council. She is responsible for the materials and logistics for their meetings and their engagement with campus life.

Prior to joining the Office of Institutional Affairs in December 2018, Christen was Chief of Staff and Administration for the Department of Urology at Yale School of Medicine. Christen received her B.S. in Education from the University of Tennessee and her Master’s in Education from the University of Georgia.

Kristine Rubano

Senior Administrative Assistant

kristine.rubano@yale.edu

Kristine Rubano joined Yale in March 2016. In her role, she assists with the logistical operations of meetings and events for the Yale Corporation and University Council. She is responsible for all Yale Corporation and University Council related travel arrangements.

Prior to joining Yale, Kristine worked in a variety of office settings in higher education, including admissions and residential life. She earned a B.S. in Liberal Studies from Southern Connecticut State University.