Welcome to Texas A&M University-San Antonio!
It's a great time to be a Jaguar
As a student attending Texas A&M University-San Antonio, you will quickly recognize the academic excellence of an A&M-SA education. You will be a part of a dynamic, innovative and community-connected University that is eager to help you become tomorrow’s entrepreneur, researcher and leader.
You are not just a student here—you are an important member of the A&M-San Antonio Jaguar family. As a comprehensive four-year University, our vision is to serve as an economic, research and social catalyst that will become nationally recognized for student and academic success, embracing all students, especially those from underrepresented communities. We have structured our resources to become recognized as a national model of student success. With faculty and staff that are student-focused, coaches that provide individualized support and affordable degree programs designed for timely graduation, you will soon become a proud alumnus of A&M-SA.
A&M-SA embodies the rich culture and heritage of the surrounding San Antonio communities. Our campus boasts its inaugural residence hall, Esperanza Hall, a modern 104,805-square-foot facility with a community center, fitness center, dining options and top floor balcony. This new home for our Jaguars creates a place of belonging and the opportunity for a truly exceptional collegiate experience.
We are home to a community of distinguished faculty members with regional, national and global connections, who take interdisciplinary approaches and have unique instructional practices for the 27 undergraduate degree programs and 11 graduate degree programs we offer. A majority of the programs incorporate experiential learning, community service, and global experiences. Last year, five of our students received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from former President Barack Obama, for their combined 850 volunteer service hours.
A&M-San Antonio students in our undergraduate and graduate degree programs participate in internship opportunities with local partners for experiential learning, research and valuable practical skills. Associate Professor Megan Wise De Valdez, Ph.D. and her biology students are researching the mosquitoes that carry the Zika and West Nile virus. These viruses area great concern for the city and Bexar County, and she and her research team continue to provide valuable information to San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.
It is research like this that will benefit from the opening of our new Science and Technology Building in fall 2018. This new learning space will allow for the dissemination of knowledge, and the laboratories will provide a space where faculty and students make new discoveries. The proud supporters of our University recognize that the investments made in students, community outreach programs and faculty research boost our region’s growth and prosperity.
San Antonio has been coined as “Military City USA” which is important as more than 17 percent of A&M-SA students identify as military-connected. In addition, A&M-SA is the only Purple Heart University in San Antonio. The University has been recognized for the establishment of Military Cultural Competence Training. This professional development program for faculty and staff introduces the need for increased cultural awareness and understanding of the transition military members face when returning to civilian life. Patriots’ Casa, a nationally recognized facility on the main campus, is our “Academic Home for the Brave.” It is a unique venue that sets A&M-SA apart, not only a military-friendly university, but also university that is wholeheartedly Military Embracing™.
At A&M-San Antonio, we are audacious in our thinking, and we are here to serve students throughout Texas and the nation in their pursuit of discovery and lifelong learning. I value and welcome diversity of thought that is shared within our inclusive university community. Connect with me via email, social media, or stop by my office.
In the spirit of the mighty Jaguar,
Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson