Braughton, Boersma and Mitchell Promoted to Assistant Athletics Directors

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Mike Braughton serves as senior director of the John Purdue Club, with an emphasis on major and planned gifts.
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Mike Braughton serves as senior director of the John Purdue Club, with an emphasis on major and planned gifts.
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July 1, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Three key leaders in the Purdue athletics department have been promoted to assistant athletics director.

They are Mike Braughton (development), Doug Boersma (sports medicine) and Tom Mitchell (compliance).

Braughton serves as senior director of the John Purdue Club, with an emphasis on major and planned gifts. He came to the Boilermakers in 2006 from Oklahoma State University, where he had served as director of development since 2004. From 2000 to 2004, Braughton served as executive director of the Tulsa (Okla.) Sports Commission, a non-profit arm of the Tulsa Metro Chamber, affiliated through the Tulsa Convention & Visitors' Bureau. He earned his B.A. in speech communications from Louisiana Tech in 1998.

Doug Boersma


Boersma assumed the role of director of sports medicine in 2012 after spending the previous eight and a half years in a similar role at Bowling Green State. A certified member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, he entered the professional ranks after completing his bachelor's degree in athletic training at Purdue in 1997. Boersma completed his master's of science in health promotion at Kentucky in 1999, following a two-year graduate assistantship. He then spent four years at Notre Dame.

Tom Mitchell


Mitchell joined the staff as compliance director in 2010. Previously, he had served as an assistant director for compliance at Ohio State University since 2007. Before that, Mitchell was assistant director for compliance at the University of Southern California after working at the NCAA in Membership Services. He received his bachelor's degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 2000 and his juris doctorate from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis in 2006.