Aug. 14, 2005
The Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) has appointed Amy J. Frankenstein as its commissioner. Frankenstein has extensive experience in college sports and has served in a variety of roles including those of coach, faculty member, athletic director, and assistant and associate commissioner.
From 1998 to 2003, Frankenstein served first as assistant director of championships for the National Collegiate Athletic Association in Indianapolis, IN, and then as executive director of the United States Field Hockey Association in Colorado Springs, CO. In these positions, she supervised professional and volunteer personnel, and directed event management, fundraising and marketing efforts.
Most recently, she worked for the National Football Foundation as the Academic Coach for football teams at two Indianapolis inner-city high schools. Her responsibilities were to review and improve the academic records of 120 students by creating tutoring, life skills training and team building programs, and by involving the students in community service.
Frankenstein has been associate commissioner of the Midwestern Collegiate Conference and assistant commissioner of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. She holds a bachelor of science and a master's degree in Physical Education from Springfield College in Springfield, MA. She will assume the duties of PAC commissioner on July 15, 2005, based at Neumann College in Aston, PA.
Founded in 1992, the PAC is an organization of 12 private colleges with teams that compete in Division III of the NCAA. The conference hosts championship competitions in 15 sports.
The PAC includes Alvernia College, Reading, PA, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA, College Misericordia, Dallas, PA, Eastern University, Radnor, PA, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Gwynedd, PA, Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA, Marywood University, Scranton, PA, Neumann College, Aston, PA, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA, and Wesley College, Dover, DE.
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