Joni Comstock joined the NCAA national office in September 2006 and is the senior vice president of championships and senior woman administrator. Her duties include oversight of 84 NCAA championships, media coordination and statistics, playing rules, ticket operations and marketing, merchandise and licensing and social and digital media. Before coming to the NCAA, Comstock was a Division I athletics director at American University and at the University of North Carolina Asheville. She also has held senior athletics leadership roles at Purdue University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Comstock received her bachelor’s degree in health and physical education at Eastern Illinois University; a master’s degree in education and sports management from Illinois State University; and a doctorate in administration of higher education from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign.