Dr. Healey's selection follows a rigorous search process, which featured significant input from Babson students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. To ensure the community's voice was heard throughout the search process, the Presidential Search Committee held on-campus listening sessions, web chats, and provided an online form for members of the Babson community and beyond to provide input on the qualities and characteristics the committee should seek in identifying the next Babson president. As a result of considerable input from the Babson community and the intensive efforts of the committee, a rich pool of talented candidates was identified. Ultimately more than 170 candidates were considered for the presidency. That list featured candidates from academia, business, government, and beyond and included individuals identified by the Committee, members of the Babson community, and Korn/Ferry International, the search firm working with the College. The Presidential Search Committee was chaired by Trustee and former New Hampshire governor Craig Benson, a 1977 graduate of Babson College and a member of the College's Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs, and was comprised of trustees, faculty, and staff who were appointed based on their breadth of expertise and knowledge of Babson and the qualities required of its next president."Dr. Healey is a leader in both thought and action," said Benson. "As a former governor, I have a special appreciation for how Dr. Healey helped successfully lead a 60,000 person operation and a budget which exceeded 25 billion dollars. She was effective by breaking down silos, working with people from different backgrounds and creating innovative approaches to address some of the Commonwealth's biggest challenges including drug abuse, homelessness, educational excellence and recidivism. In fact, many of the programs she helped create have served as national models. I am thrilled that she now joins Babson to lead the College as it prepares for its centennial in 2019."
Dr. Kerry Healey Named Babson College's Next President
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