Mr. Bucknall now serves on the North American Executive Board of the MIT Sloan School of Management and is an honorary member of the board of directors of Special Olympics Connecticut. He was inducted into the National Academy of Human Resources in 1997. He has also served as a member of the Dean's Advisory Council at the MIT Sloan School of Management, was a board member of the Human Resources Policy Association and was a member of the advisory board for the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies at Cornell University.
Mr. Bucknall served on the Board of Governors of the University of New Haven from 1992 to 2000, including as its chair from 1998 to 2000. He rejoined the board in 2006 and was named vice chair in 2012. He was a recipient of UNH’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999 and received an honorary doctorate in business administration from UNH in 2008. He was awarded the University’s President’s Award in 2013.