Skepticism on Babson's Presidential Pick

April 10, 2013

Students, faculty members and some alumni have been raising objections to the selection of Kerry Healey as the next president of Babson College, The Boston Globe reported. Questions have been raised about selecting someone without leadership experience in higher education or who is seen as having entrepreneurial experience appropriate for the business-focused college. Healey and other Babson officials have been reaching out to various groups, seeking to win them over. A student petition states that campus opinions do not appear to have been sufficiently sought or considered in the search process. Prior to the selection of Healey, students and alumni waged an unusual campaign to urge the board to name a popular campus administrator as the next president, and he recently announced that he is leaving administration.


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