Former Lt. Gov. Healey to head Babson College - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Former Lt. Gov. Healey to head Babson College

Posted: Updated:

WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Babson College has announced that former Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey has been selected the first woman to lead the college.

Healey was elected president of the private business school Sunday night by a vote of the college board of trustees. She will assume her new position on July 1, succeeding Len Schlesinger.

Healey was lieutenant governor under Mitt Romney and a past chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party. An academic by training, she has been an advocate for the expansion of women's rights and higher education in Afghanistan.

Trustees chair Joseph L. Winn says Healey's "achievements in academia, government, and humanitarian efforts across the globe speak to the impact she can make in any environment."

Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices