UWF to host human capital consultant, former higher education executive for lecture on women and leadership

The University of West Florida Division of Student Affairs, Office of Equity and Diversity, Women’s Leadership Initiatives and University College have partnered to host Dr. Frances Lucas, president of Frances Lucas Consulting, as she presents, “Lessons Learned: One Woman’s Leadership Journey in Higher Education.” The lecture will take place on May 10, 2016, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the University Commons Auditorium, located on the UWF Pensacola Campus.

“We are honored to host Dr. Frances Lucas, a woman of firsts in higher education,” said Dr. Doug Thompson, assistant dean for equity and diversity. “We hope this event will inspire others to reframe the gender issue and focus on giving as well as seizing incredible leadership opportunities for women.”

Lucas will discuss the challenges and privileges of being the first and only woman in many jobs, and how women today can have courage, be authentic, get happy and get results. For 34 years, Lucas served in higher education leadership positions at six institutions. For 28 of those years, she served as either a vice president or president. Today, she consults across the country, helping others develop their talents through coaching, keynoting, and organization development to individuals, conventions and organizations. Lucas is also a professor of practice at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, teaching human capital development.

“Lessons Learned: One Woman’s Leadership Journey in Higher Education” is free and open to the public.