Widely respected academic leader, Dr. Kerry Healey, President of Babson College recently joined SRM University AP’s Board of Governors. Upon her joining, the core strength of the university increases as previously Dr. Healey guided Babson College on building a world-wide reputation in the global entrepreneurship education and since then, the college has consistently ranked as the top school. While the Board of Governors at SRM University AP has some renowned educationist like Prof. Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor Emeritus, UC Berkley; Prof. Prasant Mohapatra, Vice Chancellor, Research & Prof. of Computer Science, University of California; Prof. Bertil Anderson, President Emeritus, Nanyang Technological University; Pradeep Khosla, Chancellpr, UC San Diego; Elizabeth Bradley, President, Vassar College and Damodar Acharya, Former Director, IIT Kharagpur, who are responsible for providing strategic direction to the management and on ensuring that the University is abreast of relevant and recent courses.
Additionally, the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Board at SRM AP has academic leaders from Tufts, University of California, Babson College, Brown University, Georgia State, Olin College of Engineering, Vassar, Dartmouth, San Diego, University of Massachusetts, Harvard, Syracuse University, UC Berkeley, and Cooper Union.
The inaugural Vice Chancellor of SRM University, Dr. Jamshed Bharucha, welcoming Dr. Kerry to the elite panel of Board of Governors said, “It’s an honor for us to have Dr. Kerry Healey in our panel. With her, she brings three decades of rich academic experience in Academia, Government and Humanitarian Aid, which will help us to spread the global education dream and with that, India will march forward.” The first woman to hold the president’s post in Babson College is Dr. Kerry. Before that, she served as an academic leader in governments, as the 70th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, where she was highly respected by major political parties (ruling and opposition). She has also been a philanthropist in US and abroad. After that, Dr. Kerry along with her partners founded the Executive Committee of the U.S. State Department’s PJRA (Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan).For a decade she spent as a public policy consultant to the United States Department of Justice for Cambridge. Along with that, Dr. Kerry has been a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics and Harvard's Center for Public Leadership.