Lucas Named 2013 Woman of the Year

Dr. Frances LucasDr. Frances Lucas, Vice President of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast and Campus Executive Officer for the Gulf Park campus, was named the 2013 Woman of the Year by the Lighthouse Business and Professional Women during their Women of Achievement Awards Ceremony Oct. 16.

This marked the 57th year for the Women of Achievement Awards in which women were recognized in education, medical, corporate/entrepreneur, government/military, nonprofit and young careerist.

Dr. Frances Lucas congratulated by colleagues on her selection as the 2013 Woman

Dr. Frances Lucas is congratulated by colleagues following her selection as the 2013 Woman of the Year by the Lighthouse Business and Professional Women during their annual Women of Achievement Awards Program at the Biloxi Civic Center Oct. 16. From left, are: Judy Isbell, Jason Bigelow, Patsy Anderson, Kady Pietz, Frances Lucas, Ann Billings, Cyndi Gaudet, Lynn Estess, and Edward McCormack.