Babson College has named Kerry Healey, who served as Lt. Governor of Massachusetts with Mitt Romney from 2003-2007, as its 13th president. She replaces Len Schlesinger, who became president in 2008.
“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 school says.
Healey herself graduated from Harvard and Trinity in Dublin. She ran for governor in Massachusetts in 2006, but lost to Deval Patrick. Healey has been in a bigwig for the Republican party for years, and will give up her role as national committeewoman from Massachusetts on the Republican National Committee, according to the Globe.
Babson will hold a press conference Monday to formally introduce Healey, and you can catch the live stream here if interested.