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Ole Miss First
University of Mississippi

Leadership Team

Rosie McDavid, MSW

Rosie McDavid is the Program Manager for the Ole Miss First Scholarship program. She is a 1983 graduate of the University of Mississippi, and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama in 1985.

While in Oxford, she has been involved in a variety of settings providing mentoring to youth and young adults including the Leap Frog tutoring program, the Episcopal Church at Ole Miss and the Ole Miss Women’s Council Scholarship Program, prior to joining the staff of Ole Miss First. As the Program Manager, her duties include mentoring students, coordinating student dinners and volunteer opportunities, supervising office staff, serving as a liaison between students and donors and representing Ole Miss First in the larger community.

Anna Vredingburgh

Graduate Assistant

Anna is a first-year graduate student in the communication sciences and disorders master’s degree program studying to become a speech-language pathologist. She is originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. She earned her Business Administration and Speech Language-Pathology degrees at Mississippi State University. Anna is excited to enjoy Oxford and to learn from and with the Ole Miss First community!

Sarah Morgan Johnson

Graduate Assistant

Sarah Morgan is a second-year graduate student in the Southern Studies program. She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English at Mississippi State University. Sarah Morgan has so enjoyed her time in Oxford, and she is honored to take part in the Ole Miss First community for a second year.

Brett Barefoot

Executive Director for Central Development

Brett Barefoot, a 2004 and 2009 University of Mississippi graduate, has been with University Development since November of 2013. Before joining the development team, Barefoot spent eight years at Ole Miss working in both the Office of Admissions and Office of Financial Aid. He’s proud to have made a career out of serving the school he’s loved since he was a child.