PHILADELPHIA - University of Pennsylvania Athletic Director Dr. M. Grace Calhoun announced today that Angel Prinos, Associate Director and Chief Operating Officer at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), has been appointed Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration. She will assume this position on August 1.
As Senior Associate AD, Prinos will have overall responsibility for advancing the strategic goals and initiatives of the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, working closely with Calhoun and staff.
“Angel is a strategic leader who brings a wealth of experience to the position,” Calhoun said. “She has a broad understanding of collegiate athletics. Additionally, Angel’s ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders and build impactful relationships will serve her well on our leadership team. I look forward to working closely with her to advance the Division’s vision in the years ahead.”
Prinos has worked under David Benjamin, ITA Executive Director, for the last 14 years.
“It is impossible to overstate the vital importance of Angel’s role with the ITA,” said Benjamin. “We have worked closely together on strategic planning, a wide variety of sponsorship programs, and our key alliances with the NCAA and the USTA. Her understanding of the issues and challenges facing the ITA and college tennis, and her exceptional ability to network with so many of our ITA coaches and partners, within and outside of the tennis industry, has been a major factor in the continuing growth of the ITA as the governing body of college tennis. We all wish Angel great success in her new career at Penn and we will miss her greatly.”
Prior to joining the ITA in 2001, Prinos worked for the Patriot League conference office. She also coached field hockey at the College of William and Mary, as well as Wittenberg University and Delaware Valley College. A Philadelphia native, Prinos earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Temple University.
“I am very excited to join Grace and the executive leadership team at the University of Pennsylvania to help successfully achieve the objectives of the Division and to find creative ways to foster synergy between DRIA and the various divisions within the University and the local community.The ITA and college tennis will always have a special place in my heart and will cherish the fond memories and the special relationships I made during the 14-year journey.”