Donald McLagan ’64

Donald L. McLagan ’64 made his mark in the IT industry, proving to be an innovator in harnessing the power of information technology and making it more manageable for the government, businesses, and consumers over the span of 40 years. Don was CEO of Compete.com, an internet analytic company. He was founder, chairman, and CEO of NewsEdge Corporation, where his information clients included the White House, the United Nations, and IBM. Don earned the nickname the “news guru”, and his accomplishments were documented in such publications as Boston Business Journal, Forbes, and Individual Investor. Now retired, Don is a mentor to start-up internet companies and is also stretching his wings and expressing himself in writing poetry.

Don earned his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and both his B.S.M.E. in 1965 and B.S.E. in 1964 from Trinity. He was a Trustee of the College from 1982 to 1988 and from 1991 to 2001, and he has served as a career advisor, class agent, and on a variety of committees in support of his class and the school. Don has been recognized for his commitment to Trinity with numerous awards, including the Gary McQuaid Award (1989), the Alumni Achievement Award (1994), the President’s Leadership Medal (1994), the Wall of Honor (2000), and most recently, the Eigenbrodt Cup (2004).

Don has established both the Donald L. McLagan Fund for Presidential Scholars in 2008 and the Donald L. McLagan Scholarship Fund in 1990.