Dr. Kerry Healey Named Babson College’s Next President
The Babson College Board of Trustees named Dr. Kerry Healey, former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts and a leading advocate for the expansion of women’s rights and higher education in Afghanistan, Babson’s next president and the first woman to lead the College. An academic by training, Kerry is an internationally known and respected leader with nearly three decades experience in academia, government, and international diplomatic and humanitarian work.
The Trustees entered this presidential search with the confidence that comes from being in a position of strength and with a determination to find a leader who could build on the momentum of the recent past and with a clear vision of what Babson could be in its Centennial year of 2019 and beyond. The College has found a leader in Kerry who has lived Babson’s mission and who has a global network of relationships which can only add to Babson’s reach and influence. From founding non-profit organizations that help transform societies and creating new approaches to solving social issues, to teaching students to lead real institutional change and launching a TV show to put a spotlight on innovation, Kerry’s entrepreneurial leadership has made an impact in the U.S and across the globe. Her leadership expertise and powerful global network make her uniquely qualified to lead Babson at this pivotal time in the College’s history.
Kerry’s selection follows a rigorous search process, which featured significant input from Babson students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. As a result of the Babson community’s considerable input and the intensive efforts of the Search Committee and Korn/Ferry, the search firm working with the College, a rich pool of talented candidates was identified. In fact, more than 170 candidates were considered for the presidency.