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Thompson-Mills to become ISU’s Executive Director of Legal Services

August 15, 2022

Joyce D. Thompson-Mills, who for the past 20 years has worked at the NCAA in Indianapolis, will be Indiana State University’s Executive Director of Legal Services. Her first day is October 3.

Thompson-Mills earned her law degree from Valparaiso University and her bachelor’s at Indiana University.

Since 2018, she was Director of Infractions Appeals Committees and Hearing Operations. In that position, she streamlined the infractions process and helped train committee members on NCAA rules and procedures.

“Joyce has extensive experience working on complicated cases and optimizing operations,” ISU President Dr. Deborah J. Curtis said. “We are so happy she will be joining us at Indiana State University.”

Thompson-Mills said she’s “honored and grateful” to be joining ISU.

“I am excited to work beside such talented professionals, who are committed to achieving excellence while advancing the mission and the values of the university,” she said. “My goal is to support the dynamic educational environment at Indiana State by providing service and guidance to foster sound legal decision-making in a broad range of legal matters affecting the university."

Prior to 2018 at the NCAA, Thompson-Mills was Associate Director of Enforcement and Assistant Director of Enforcement. In those positions, she investigated major NCAA rules violations at all levels of the association and presented cases to the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

From 2001-2002, she was a Legal Liaison at the Indiana Department of Health.

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