Mitchell is a member of the National Association for Athletics Compliance and serves on the NAAC Education Committee. He also serves on the NCAA Eligibility Center Division I Advisory Group.
Before coming to Purdue, Mitchell served as an assistant director for compliance at Ohio State University beginning in November of 2007. He oversaw the compliance department's internship program and served as the primary compliance contact for men's basketball, field hockey, women's golf, men's lacrosse, men's and women's swimming & diving, synchronized swimming, men's and women's tennis, and wrestling.
Prior to his stint at Ohio State, Mitchell served as the assistant director for compliance at the University of Southern California. He was responsible for providing interpretations of NCAA and Pac-10 Conference legislation to the athletics department, educating coaches and student-athletes, and monitoring compliance procedures.
Previously, Mitchell worked at the NCAA in membership services initially through an externship and then served as an assistant coordinator and was responsible for providing interpretations and explanations of NCAA legislation to the general public via the telephone.
A native of Carmel, Indiana, Mitchell earned his bachelor's degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Bloomington in 2000. He then worked in the financial services industry as a sales manager, client services representative and broker/dealer document specialist. Mitchell received his juris doctorate from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis in 2006.
Tom and his wife, Betsy, have three sons: Will, Jack and Henry.