Will Lucas (2024)
Will Lucas was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Governor John Kasich in February 2016. He current serves as Vice Chair of the Board's Academic and Student Affairs Committee and is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.
Will Lucas is Founder and CEO at Classana, an online learning platform where individuals and organizations share, discover and organize resources for personal and professional development. He also founded Creadio, a marketing and communications firm servicing nationally recognized brands in 2007, and is Founder and Curator at TEDxToledo.
Lucas was named as Co-Chair of President Obama's Ohio Small Business Committee in 2012 and was appointed a State Commissioner serving on the Ohio Casino Control Commission by Ohio Governor John Kasich in May 2013. He was then appointed to his second state commission, the Ohio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission in January of 2014.
Widely recognized as a leading technology entrepreneur, Business Insider listed Lucas on The 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Tech (2013), and The 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology (2014). NBC New's 'The Grio' named Lucas to the Top 10 Blacks in tech to look out for in 2013. In 2015, TechCrunch listed Lucas on 40 Diverse People In Tech Who Made Big Moves In 2015.
Will graduated with a Bachelors degree in Organization Technology from The University of Toledo and has previously served on the Boards of Directors for Ohio Council of Community Schools, Kids Unlimited, and Lucas County CASA.