|Previous College:||American University '78|
|Position:||Senior Associate AD / Senior Woman Administrator|
Continuing her long association with American University, Athena Argyropoulos joined the American Athletics administrative team in January 2001 as the Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator. Promoted to Senior Associate Athletics Director in August 2015, she is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the athletics department, while also serving as American's liaison with various NCAA and Patriot League committees. Argyropoulos has administrative oversight of men's and women's basketball, field hockey, cross country, track & field, wrestling, sports medicine and student athlete welfare.
Argyropoulos was the recipient of the NACWAA Division I National Administrator of the Year award in 2008. She is a 1978 graduate of American with a bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice. She has also completed graduate coursework in the Health Fitness Management program at American. A student-athlete during her undergraduate years, Argyropoulos lettered in field hockey and basketball for the Eagles.
Following graduation, she went on to join the university's Department of Government in the School of Public Affairs as an academic counselor 1983. While there, Argyropoulos managed the department of government's undergraduate advisement office. During her tenure, she advised over 800 undergraduate students majoring in political science. She also served as the NCAA Compliance Liaison for the School of Public Affairs and was a member of numerous university committees, including the University Awards Committee.
No stranger to collegiate athletics, Argyropoulos was an NCAA Division I women's basketball official for 18 years, working a number of NCAA tournament games. She was also a member of the U.S. National Staff and officiated a number of national team trials, the women's opener of the 1996 Olympics and the Junior Olympics.
Argyropoulos is a native of Washington, D.C., and currently resides in Rockville, Md., with her husband, Oliver Skinker.