Elise Hendrickson Luckey has spent more than two decades in
education. She is founder and co-director of the Lindsey Wilson Bonner Scholar Program, a service-learning
initiative of 78 undergraduate students who each commit a minimum
of 10 hours of community service a week to an area nonprofit or
government agency. She also serves as adviser to the John B. Begley Scholars Program, which
includes the students who are awarded the college's top merit-based
Elise has worked in residence life, she taught special education
for more than 10 years in Adair County, Ky., schools, and she also
was a linguistics teacher at a Louisville, Ky., school for dyslexic
A graduate of Lindsey Wilson College, Elise also holds a master
of arts degree in exceptional education, K-12, from Western
Kentucky University as well as a Rank I in secondary education from
Western Kentucky. She has also completed doctoral-level work in
educational leadership at Vanderbilt University.
Elise and her husband, William T. Jr., have three daughters: Joanne,
Chelsea and Kaitie.