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Luckyday Scholars Program
University of Mississippi

Luckyday Staff

Dr. Chelsea Welch Bennett

Director, Luckyday Scholars Program
(662) 915-3905


Dr. Chelsea Bennett serves as Director of the Luckyday Scholars Program. She is a Grenada, Mississippi native with over 17 years of experience working in academic and student affairs at the University of Mississippi.

An Ole Miss graduate with degrees in psychology, counseling, and higher education, much of Chelsea’s professional career has centered around program administration, student leadership development, and enrollment management for selective programs. Chelsea is passionate about equitable access to higher education and is a champion for students, using her skills and experience to promote student success and retention.

Chelsea is a strong believer in servant leadership and has found great personal benefit in giving back to the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. Chelsea is an avid reader and theater enthusiast and enjoys traveling with her family.

Senora Miller Logan

Assistant Director, Luckyday Scholars Program
(662) 915-1592


Ms. Senora Miller Logan serves as Assistant Director of the Luckyday Program. A Meridian native, she began her higher education career in the Office of Admissions at the University of Mississippi in 2001. In 2005, she became a member of the Luckyday family, where she has helped train staff, mentor and support students, coordinate special events, and manage multiple aspects of the program. Her passion for students has been recognized by the University of Mississippi in many ways. Most notably, she was awarded the Student’s First Core Value Award from the Division of Student Affairs and the Hidden Figures Award from Ole Miss Athletics. Both awards recognize her exceptional effort and dedication to helping students excel, personally and professionally, as they matriculate through the University of Mississippi.

Senora holds an Associate of Arts degree from Meridian Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Anderson University, and a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education and Student Personnel from the University of Mississippi.

In her spare time, she enjoys a good mystery or legal drama, photography and baking for her family.


Dr. Josilyn Roby Mays

Leadership Programming and Communications Coordinator, Luckyday Scholars Program
(662) 915-6493


Dr. Josilyn Roby Mays serves as the Leadership Programming and Communications Coordinator of the Luckyday Scholars Program. She is a Grenada, Mississippi native with over 4 years of experience in higher education at the University of Mississippi. Josilyn is passionate about mentoring students and seeing them matriculate through their collegiate journey.

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi, a Master of Science degree in Higher Education from Mississippi College and a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.

In her spare time, she loves watching reality shows, trying out new recipes, and riding four-wheelers.