She is co-chair of the Parity Project, a bipartisan effort to elect more women to state and federal offices.
Healey said that she had participated in events at Babson in the past. “But I had never considered that it might be a future home for me,” she said.
She was selected as the new president-elect from a pool of more than 170 potential candidates, according to a statement from the college, and will replace current president Len Schlesinger, who will step down at the end of the academic year.
“The more I thought about it, the more it became obvious,” she said. “Babson cares about the same things I do, which is to bring entrepreneurial vision and efforts to bear on the big questions confronting our society and our country.”
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