Frances Lucas is a seasoned, savvy, successful former college president whose energy, determination and intellectual vibrancy is matched only by her acute sense of humor and her deep wisdom.


Keynote Speaking and workshops


Frances Lucas has delivered hundreds of keynote speeches and workshops for colleges, universities, associations and conferences across the United States.

Speaking >

Organizational Development

With 34 years of senior level leadership at six different institutions, Frances has supervised over thousands of employees in various roles. She has earned numerous national, regional and state-wide awards for her effectiveness.

Consulting >

 Coaching and Mentoring


Strong mentors ask the right questions and listen actively. Executive coaches pull from years of experience and a vast breadth of diverse work circumstances. Frances leads clients to find answers within.

Coaching >

Frances Lucas is an award-winning administrator, with many decades of experience as Dean, Vice President, and President of various institutions of higher education. Furthermore, she is a ‘par exemplar’ motivational speaker; from the microphone, she amazes an audience. Her decades of successful experiences on college and university settings, combined with superior communication skills, empower, enliven, and ensure her abilities as a consultant. When collaborating with Dr. Lucas, you are assured of future-focused, results-centered, and outcomes-driven strategies that are punctuated in the best traditions of common sense judgments.
— R. Britton Katz, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Millsaps College