Program Staff

Dr. Kenya LeNoir Messer

Associate Vice Provost

Office of Diversity

Brandon Smith, M.P.A.



Rashad Bigham,

Graduate Assistant



Rashad Bigham serves as a graduate assistant for the President’s Millennial Scholars Program(PMSP). PMSP is a four-year retention and preparation program targeted to underrepresented student populations for success during and after college by providing access to transformational opportunities that might not be easily accessed. In his role with PMSP Bigham advises a group of 45 students through weekly and monthly meetings, midterm and end-of-year check-ins regarding academics, community involvement, time management, goal setting, and connecting them to on-campus resources.


Bigham is currently a second year masters student pursuing a degree in Higher Education Administration from Louisiana State University. Bigham has obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a Broadcast focus from the University of Kentucky.

Jolie Dudley,

Graduate Assistant