Ole Miss First

University of Mississippi

Leadership Team

rosie2Rosie McDavid, MSW

Rosie McDavid is the Program Coordinator 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 Coordinator, 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.


Je’ Roy

Graduate Assistant

Je’Monda Roy is from Jackson, MS. She graduated president of her class from Murrah High in 2012 and since 7th grade she knew she wanted to be an Ole Miss Rebel. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Mississippi with a minor in Southern Studies May 2016. She is currently a second-year Southern Studies graduate student who will receive her Masters in May 2018. Her thesis will focus on the racial disparities in the educational system across the Mississippi Delta. During Je’Monda’s spare time, she enjoys watching documentaries about black history throughout the United States and she has a slight passion for interior design. After graduation in May, Je’Monda plans to stay on in her graduate program to receive her M.F.A in Southern Studies in one year.


Mary Henley Green

Graduate Assistant

Mary Henley Green is from Memphis, TN where she graduated from St. George’s Independent School. This past spring she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at the University of Mississippi. Last year, Mary Henley did her student teaching at Batesville Junior High School and taught sixth grade math. Currently, Mary Henley is getting her masters in Elementary Education and plans on graduating this May. In her free time, Mary Henley loves to be outdoors, to be with friends, and planning for the next adventure.


Barbara DaushBarbara Daush

Regional Development Officer

Barbara Daush is a 1974 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a BA in Latin. She received her M.A.T. in Secondary Education and English from University of Memphis, and her M.Ed in Guidance and Counseling also from the University of Memphis. For the last 22 years, Barbara has served as the President of St. Agnes Academy- St. Dominic School in Memphis, TN. She and her husband, Mike, have two sons and daughters-in-law and three adored grandchildren. Barbara is thrilled to be back on the Ole Miss campus as a professional with the UM Foundation.