Frances Lucas believes engaged citizens have a responsibility to find their authentic voices and share their views with others. While it often takes courage and involves risk, these types of voices are the ones that have changed the world for the better. Read what former clients have to say about Frances.

She offers a unique point of view to topics such as:

  • Happiness:
         1. How to Create a Happy Workplace
         2. Steps to Individual Happiness
  • Motivating Others
  • How Do You Build the Best Team?
  • Thriving During Change
  • How Can Seniors, Boomers, Millennials, Gen X and Gen Y Age Groups Understand Each Other?
  • How Do We Inspire Creativity?
  • What Patients Want from Health Care Providers
  • Leadership
         1. The Courage to Lead
         2. Become an Encouraging Leader
         3. Influencing up the Organizational Chart
         4. What Do College and University Presidents (or Vice Presidents) Want?
         5. Challenges of College and University Presidents
         6. Working with Governing Boards
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning
         1. Why Hire LGBTQ People?
         2. What Can Organizations Do to Create a Healthy Workplace Environment?
         3. What Can Career Centers Do to Be Sensitive to These Populations During the     Job Search?
  • Women’s Issues
         1. The Courage to Be Yourself
         2. Negotiating
         3. Dealing with Difficult Bosses
         4. Celebrating Women
         5. How to Advance and Advance Others
         6. Supporting Faculty Women in STEM
         7. Lean In
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Diversity
         1. Celebrating Diversity
         2. Why a Diverse Team Is a Better Team
         3. Reducing Prejudice
         4. Gays and the Church
  • Greek Issues (Fraternity and Sorority Life)



Frances Lucas has given over
60 national and regional


Higher Education Association Keynotes

Alice Manicure National Symposium, (two years)
Amelia Island National Higher Education Women’s Leadership Conference (three years)
American Association of University Women
American Council on Education (ACE):
      ACE Women’s Workshop to Advance to President
      ACE National Convention: Women’s Network Association
Associated Colleges of the South, Student Affairs Conference
Association of College Unions International Conference (twice)
Association of Fraternity Advisors National Convention
College Personnel Administrators of Kentucky
First Year Experience National Convention
Georgia Association of Career Educators
Georgia Residence Hall Association
Louisiana Statewide Student Affairs Drive-In Conference
Mid-America Greek Conference
Mississippi Association of College Student Affairs Conference
Mississippi Foundation of Independent Colleges
Mississippi Association of Colleges State Meeting
National Academic Advising Association Region 4
National Association of Campus Activities
National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
      (NASPA) National Convention
      NASPA Region IV Conference (Great Lakes)
      NASPA Region III Conference (South)
      NASPA Region III Mid-Manager’s Institute (three years)
National Institute for Aspiring Senior Student Affairs Officers
National Symposium for the Recruitment and Retention of Students
Southern Association of Career Educators
Southern Association of College Student Administrators Conference
Southern Graduate Student and Faculty Forum
Southeastern College Housing Officers Convention
Women in Higher Education State Convention of Mississippi

University Keynotes

  1. Allegheny College: Greek Week
  2. Baldwin-Wallace College: Convocation
  3. Bowling Green University: Greek Week
  4. Case Western Reserve University: Student Affairs Retreat
  5. Cleveland State University: Residence Life Conference
  6. Colorado College: Greek Week
  7. DePauw University: Greek Week
  8. Emory University: Convocation
  9. Hiram College: Convocation
  10. Huntington College: Convocation
  11. Florida State University: Alumni Association Hardee Celebration
  12. Furman University: Student Affairs Conference
  13. Georgia State University: Student Leadership Conference
  14. Kennesaw State University: Student Affairs Retreat, Boulevard to Better, Keynote Address, Seven Steps to Courage in the Workplace
  15. Kentucky Wesleyan College: Supporting a New President, Enrollment Management, Emergenetics, Strategic Planning
  16. Lewis and Clark College: Student Affairs Retreat, Emergenetics
  17. Louisiana State University: Student Affairs Drive-In Conference, Greek Advisors Workshop, Enrollment Management, Emergenetics, Student Affairs Workshop on Change Leadership
  18. Loyola University: Student Affairs Retreat, Academic Advising Retreat, Meeting of the Minds, Emergenetics 
  19. Memphis State University: Student Affairs Regional Conference
  20. Ohio University: Cultural Conversations
  21. Piedmont College: Convocation
  22. Samford University: Student Leadership Conference
  23. Southern Methodist University: Student Affairs Conference, Women’s Week
  24. Texas Christian University: Student Affairs
  25. University of Alabama: Higher Education Program, Greek Leadership Retreat, Emergenetics Retreat
  26. University of Alabama at Montgomery: Student Leadership Conference
  27. University of Miami: Emergenetics, Meeting of the Minds for Student Affairs Leadership Team, Wellness and Recreation Department, Continuing EducationDepartment, Housing and Residence Life Department
  28. University of Mississippi: Greek Leadership Retreat,  Student Affairs Retreat
  29. University of South Alabama: Lean In Conference for Women in STEM, Student Affairs Retreat
  30. University of South Carolina: Student Affairs Keynote Address, Workshop on Happiness
  31. University of Southern Mississippi:  Student Leadership Retreat, Emergenetics
  32. University of Texas: Student Affairs Retreat Keynote,  Workshop on Leadership Change
  33. University of West Florida: Emergenetics; Meeting of the Minds for President's Leadership Team Workshop, Student Affairs Leadership Team, and University Advancement Department; Lean In Women's Keynote  
  34. Washington University: Student Affairs
  35. Wright State University: Finding Happiness 

Greek Organizations Keynotes

  1. Association of Fraternity Advisors National Convention
  2. Colorado College, Greek Week
  3. DePaul University, Greek Week
  4. Delta Gamma: National Convention (twice), National Officers Training, and House Director National Convention 
  5. Kappa Delta National Convention
  6. Lambda Chi Fraternity Convention
  7. National PanHellenic Conference National Conference
  8. Phi Delta Theta National Emerging Leader Institute
  9. Southern Inter-Fraternity Association
  10. Southeastern PanHellenic Conference
  11. Sigma Phi Epsilon National Convention
  12. Tri Delta National Convention, twice
  13. University of Alabama, Greek Leadership Retreat

Professional and Civic Organization Keynotes and Speeches

  1. American Society of Women Accountants State Conference
  2. American Heart Association Go Red Luncheon in Hattiesburg, MS
  3. American Heart Association Go Red Luncheon in Jackson, MS
  4. American Heart Association Go Red Luncheon in Biloxi, MS
  5. Boys and Girls Club Annual Awards Dinner in Jackson, MS
  6. Business and Professional Women State Convention
  7. Business and Professional Women Young Career Convention
  8. Caring Women of South Mississippi, Mississippi Gulf Coast
  9. Celebration of Strong Women Luncheon,  Jackson, MS
  10. Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference for Mississippi
  11. Jackson Legal Professional Association
  12. Junior League of Jackson, MS
  13. Kiwanis Clubs
  14. Leadership Gulf Coast Education Day
  15. Long Beach Historical Society
  16. Mississippi Association of Realtors Leadership Program
  17. Mississippi Bar Association State Convention, Inaugural Evelyn Gandy Lecture
  18. Mississippi Business Journal Awards Luncheon
  19. Mississippi Development Authority State Conference
  20. Mississippi State Conference for Retired Teachers
  21. Mississippi Women’s Lawyer Association State Meeting
  22. Mississippi United Methodist Annual Conference, 2007
  23. National Association of State Employers
  24. Necumen Mississippi Statewide Awards Banquet
  25. Optimist Clubs
  26. Rotary Clubs
  27. Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. 
  28. Saint Andrews Episcopal School Board of Trustees Retreat
  29. United Methodist Church
  30. Lay Sunday Preacher
  31. Leadership Retreats
  32. Regional Meetings
  33. State Conferences
  34. Youth Rallies