Aubrey K. Lucas, president emeritus and professor of higher education at the University of Southern Mississippi, recently received a meritorious service award from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) during its annual conference held in Louisville, Ky.
Lucas has participated in 13 visits for the Commission. In addition, he has served as a member of the Commission on Colleges, vice chair of the Commission and as a member of the Executive Council and of the Committee on Criteria and Reports.
Lucas earned both his undergraduate degree and master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and his doctorate in Higher Education from Florida State University. Prior to being named president, Lucas served the University of Southern Mississippi as registrar, dean and professor. He also served as president of Delta State University.