Roybal succeeds Ken Bothof, who declared his retirement earlier this yr.
NKU will introduce Roybal at a push meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Might 5, at Truist Arena (previously BB&T Arena).
Roybal arrives to NKU from the College of Northern Iowa, exactly where she has served as senior affiliate athletic director for athletics administration due to the fact 2016. She also holds the title of senior female administrator and deputy Title IX coordinator.
In her part at Northern Iowa, Roybal serves as the primary administrator for 14 of the institution’s 17 athletics, which involves remaining responsible for funds improvement, expenditure approvals, sustaining compliance inside NCAA and Missouri Valley Convention laws and requirements, non-meeting scheduling, and scholar-athlete perform and welfare.
Roybal serves on the Missouri Valley Conference’s Extensive-Range Organizing Committee, Sporting activities Administration Committee, and the MVC Joint Committee sports liaison to the swimming and diving and tennis coaches.
Prior to her tenure at UNI, Roybal served for 10 years at Fresno State, where she held a selection of roles including interim senior female administrator and sport administrator for women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis and the development of a women’s water polo application.
Her provider at Fresno State began as a team product sales coordinator in 2005 just before climbing by way of the ranks to the assistant athletic director for administrative operations in 2015.
“We are at an exciting moment in our athletic department’s evolution, having reached championship-amount accomplishment, equally on and off the industry,” NKU president Ashish Vaidya reported in a push launch. “We are self-confident that Christina’s leadership and values will assistance elevate NKU Athletics and carry on to make on the accomplishment we have knowledgeable at the Division I amount.”
NKU has 17 systems competing in Division I. Norse teams have achieved the NCAA Event five times due to the fact getting eligible in 2016, such as women’s soccer (2016), women’s volleyball (2019) and men’s basketball (2017, 2019 and 2020).
Norse athletes have experienced 14-straight semesters with a cumulative, office-wide GPA of 3.20 or improved and a latest streak of eight-consecutive semesters of a GPA improved than 3.37.
“I am really enthusiastic and honored to provide as Northern Kentucky University’s vice president and director of athletics,” Roybal claimed. “I consider NKU is a distinctive area in which university student-athletes will excel academically, athletically and can build participating and long lasting interactions with the neighborhood. Throughout this transformational time in university athletics and larger schooling, this is a key option to make on the good work that has been completed to this issue and grow to be a a lot more popular member within the location.”
Roybal holds a bachelor of arts in wellbeing, bodily training, and recreation degree from Saint Mary’s College of California (2003), as properly as a pair of master’s levels from California Condition College, Fresno in kinesiology (2006) and small business administration (2013).
She is an active member of National Affiliation of Higher education Directors of Athletics (NACDA), Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA), and Women Leaders in College Sporting activities (formerly NACWAA). She is a graduate of the Institute for Administrative Improvement and Management Improvement Institute.