Barnesville Exempted Village Schools Superintendent Randy Lucas was installed as the 44th President of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators on August 13th in a ceremony held at Barnesville High School. The Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves school superintendents and other administrators throughout the state of Ohio. BASA, established in 1969, is an affiliate of the American Association of School Administrators.
The mission of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators is to inspire and support its members, develop exemplary school system leaders and advocate for public education.
Dr. R. Kirk Hamilton, Executive Director of BASA, served as Master of Ceremonies. Also installed was President-Elect, Michael Tefs, Superintendent of Wooster City Schools. Regional Directors appointed included: Region 3: Cynthia Walker, Superintendent, Brooklyn City School; Region 4: Russell Bennett, Superintendent, Aurora City Schools; Region 5: Tom Perkins, Superintendent, Northern Local Schools; Region 6: Rhonda Bohannon, Superintendent, Three Rivers Local Schools; Region 8: Doug Ute, Superintendent, Newark City Schools and Region 9: Susan Gunnell, Superintendent, Huber Heights City Schools.
The gavel was passed to Lucas by outgoing BASA President, Randy Boroff, Superintendent of Revere Local Schools. Remarks were made by Dr. Lorrinda Saxby and Mr. William Zanders, both retired   superintendents of the St. Clairsville Richland City School District and Dr. James Mahoney, Executive Director, Battelle for Kids.
Lucas, who has been BEVS Superintendent since 2005, grew up in Byesville and graduated from Meadowbrook High School in 1987. He received his Baccalaureate Degree from The Ohio State University’s College of Education in 1993. After graduation, he worked at United Parcel Service in Hilliard, Ohio for several years while substitute teaching. In 1995, he was hired at the Maysville Middle School where he taught social studies, reading, and writing and coaching football and wrestling.  
In 1996, he returned to his alma mater, Rolling Hills Local School District, where he taught language arts at Meadow Brook Middle School and coached football at wrestling at the high school. While teaching and coaching at Meadowbrook from 1996-2000 while attending Franciscan University in Steubenville where he earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration.
In 2000, he took his first administrative position, serving as Principal of St. Clairsville Elementary School. He continued to further his education at Franciscan, obtaining his Superintendent’s License in 2002.
Lucas is a member and Past President of the Barnesville Rotary Club and a member of the Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves as Belmont County’s representative member for Ohio Mid-Eastern Region Education Service Agency (OME-RESA) Information Technology Center’s Board of Directors. Lucas also serves as a member of the Coalition of Rural Appalachian Schools’ Board of Directors, BASA and the Ohio Department of Education’s Local Report Card Committee and Finance Committee. He was previously elected and served as Region VII’s Representative on BASA’s Executive Committee from 2008-2011. He was identified by the District Administration Leadership Institute as an outstanding school district leader and was presented with BASA’s Exemplary Leadership Award for Region VII in 2011.
Lucas has been married for 18 years to wife, Cindy, a fifth grade teacher in the Cambridge City School District. The couple reside in Buffalo, Ohio with their two sons, Shane and Ethan. The family are active members of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Pleasant City, Ohio.