Antioch University New England (AUNE) bestowed Charlton (Charlie) MacVeagh Jr. of Marlborough, New Hampshire, with an honorary doctorate degree at its commencement ceremony on May 14, 2016, in Keene.
“Charlie has served as board chair over my entire three-year tenure,”said Dr. Stephen Jones, president of AUNE. “He is a superb board leader, by far the best over the 20 years I have worked with university boards, now at five institutions. A gentleman, deep thinker, and global citizen, Charlie exemplifies character, integrity, and devotion to mission. He is my mentor, friend, and hero. I am truly grateful and privileged to have worked alongside Dr. MacVeagh.”
MacVeagh graduated from Harvard College in 1957 and spent the next thirty years in banking, first with JP Morgan in New York City and London, then with two small banks in London, and finally, in 1979, as chair of the First National Bank of Peterborough which he merged into Granite State Bankshares Inc. He held the presidency there until he retired in 1989. Mr. MacVeagh was a consulting partner of Touche Ross & Co in New York City for two years before coming to New Hampshire. In 1990 he helped develop, finance, and build RiverMead, a continuing care community in Peterborough. He was CEO there until retiring in 1998.
Since 1979 he has served a number of organizations in a variety of capacities, including as director of the New Hampshire Land Conservation Investment Program and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, as trustee and board chair for Franklin Pierce College, as director and treasurer for the State of New Hampshire Business Finance Agency, and as chair of the New Hampshire Retirement System.
MacVeagh served on Antioch University New England’s Board of Visitors and was a charter member of the AUNE Board of Trustees in 2009. He is completing his third year as board chair. During his entire tenure, he has tirelessly championed AUNE and has given selflessly of his time, wisdom, and work. In 2012, Mr. MacVeagh received AUNE’s Horace Mann Spirit of Service Citizen’s Award.
About Antioch University New England: Founded in 1964, Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) commitment to social, economic, and environmental justice serves as a foundation for all certificate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Coursework integrates practice with theory in an environment that fosters scholarship and activism. Academic departments include Applied Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Education, Environmental Studies, Management, and Self-Designed Studies. Based in Keene, New Hampshire, AUNE is just over two hours from Albany; two hours from Boston; and less than two hours from Hartford.
AUNE is part of Antioch University, an accredited, non-profit university and a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education that serves adult students around the world, online and from its five campuses in four states in addition to its University-wide international and doctoral programs. The University lives by its mission every day by helping students realize their potential and achieve their educational goals through rigorous and responsive learning environment. Antioch University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1927.