Barbara Questa is in her 24th year as the most senior member of the athletics administration team.
After spending 15 years as the Senior Associate Director of Athletics, she was promoted to Deputy Director of Athletics in fall of 2013. In her role, Questa oversees the day to day operations of the entire department including budget approval, human resource initiatives and strategic planning. She has direct supervision of five sports, is the departmental liaison to a variety of university offices and serves on a number of internal committees including the University's Board of Trustees' Committee on Athletics. She continues to serve as the University’s NCAA Senior Woman Administrator, a title she has held since she began her tenure in 1992. Questa has previously held the positions of Assistant Athletic Director, Associate Athletic Director, Sr. Associate Athletic Director and has served as Interim Director of Athletics four times, most recently in 2012.
Questa has served on numerous Atlantic 10 Conference committees during her 23 years in the conference. She currently chairs the Women's Lacrosse Committee and has served in the past on the Officiating Committee, Swimming and Diving Committee, Women's Basketball Committee, Finance Committee, Television Committee and Commissioner’s Search Committee. Questa is a past member of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee and has served as Chair of the NCAA Memorial Resolutions Committee as well as working as an on-sight supervisor for the NCAA Women's Basketball Committee. She is currently serving a three year term on the Collegiate Women’s Lacrosse Officiating Association (CWLOA), a joint initiative between the NCAA, US Lacrosse and the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) to enhance, improve and administer all aspects of collegiate officiating across the country.
Prior to joining St. Bonaventure, Questa worked at the East Coast Conference as Assistant Commissioner for Championships and Compliance and also at Syracuse University.
Questa received her Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education from Temple University in 1988. In 1992, she earned her Masters of Education from Temple with a concentration in Sports Administration.
A standout student-athlete at Temple, she was an All-American and All-Region defender on the 1988 NCAA Championship women's lacrosse team as well as a four-year member of the nationally ranked field hockey team. Questa also was a member of the U.S. Women's Lacrosse National Team in 1988-1989. During the summer of 1989, she was part of a select group of individuals who traveled to Prague, in the former Czechoslovakia, to introduce Lacrosse to the country and participated in the first international lacrosse tournament held in an eastern-bloc country. Along with other members of Temple University's 1988 NCAA Division I National Championship Women's Lacrosse team, Questa was inducted into Temple University’s Athletics’ Hall of Fame in October 2012.
A native of Springfield, Pennsylvania, Questa resides in Allegany, N.Y., with her husband Joe and son Michael. Her step-daughter Santana is a 2013 graduate of St. Bonaventure.