Lucas Group Associate Named Adjunct Instructor At Rice University

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Manning tapped to teach SHRM-SCP course

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Deborah’s experience at Rice University will allow her to work with and mentor leading HR professionals, which will undoubtedly assist her in her role at Lucas Group.

Deborah Manning, Senior Partner in the Human Resources division of Lucas Group, an award-winning executive recruiting firm, has been hired as an adjunct instructor at Rice University. A seasoned talent acquisition professional, Manning will teach the SHRM-SCP course to prepare HR practitioners to be recognized as SHRM-Senior Certified Professionals.

“Deborah is an all-around Human Resources expert who has played an integral role at Lucas Group since joining us in 2009,” said Aram Lulla, General Manager of Lucas Group’s HR Division. “We are confident she will be an excellent addition to the staff at Rice University and help HR practitioners achieve their professional goals.”

Offered through a top 20 national university, the SHRM-SCP course is designed for post-graduate professionals with eight or more years of experience in the industry. Students take the SHRM test 2-3 weeks post the 12-week class completion to earn their certificate of achievement.

“Lucas Group encourages our Associates to seek educational and industry-specific opportunities outside the office to enhance their recruiting practice and knowledge base,” said Lulla. “Deborah’s experience at Rice University will allow her to work with and mentor leading HR professionals, which will undoubtedly assist her in her role at Lucas Group.”

With a 30-year background in HR including 10 years of classroom training experience, Manning brings a unique and robust perspective to her students at Rice University. She has a combined 15 years of corporate and executive search experience in talent acquisition processes as well as 15 years of experience as an HR generalist. Manning holds a B.S. in Political Science from Alcorn State University and is SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified.

Lucas Group is a nationwide leader in executive recruiting, and its recruiters specialize in all practice areas including Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal Manufacturing, Military Transition and Sales & Marketing. Using national reach together with local search expertise, Lucas Group recruiters have been making long-term, strategic career placements for more than 40 years.

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Lucas Group is North America’s premier executive search firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist clients ranging in size from small to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies find transcendent, executive talent; candidates fully realize their ambitions; and associates find professional success. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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