Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson was officially confirmed as President of A&M University-San Antonio on Thursday, February 12, 2015. With over two decades of experience in higher education in management and finance, Matson brings a professional background, thought leadership and practical experience that will take A&M-SA to the next level.
Since 2004, Matson served as Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer of California State University Fresno, where her responsibilities included financial services, facilities and capital management, human resources, technology services, University Police and auxiliary services. From 1991 to 2004, Matson held a variety of administrative positions at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, culminating in her role as Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services.
She has served on a number of boards and committees, including: the Higher Education Resource Services Board, Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and the Western Association of College and University Business Officers.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Matson lived only a few miles away from the where the A&M-San Antonio campus stands today. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management in 1989 from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a Master of Business Administration in 1998 from the University of Alaska Anchorage and she received a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Fresno State in 2013.