Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson is the second president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Established as a stand-alone university in 2009, A&M-San Antonio is the first of the Texas A&M System universities located in a major metropolitan city. Since her tenure at A&M-San Antonio, she has formed a vital leadership direction for the University to become a National Model for Student and Academic Success. She is thoughtfully and strategically positioning A&M-San Antonio as a Pathway to Prosperity - an academic journey for audacious students, ranging from the inaugural first-year class in 2016 to individuals in a graduate program, to pursue their aspirations through intellectual curiosity and practical real-world experiences. As president, she’s leading expert faculty, bright student leaders and caring staff to provide a contemporary and flexible, personalized education that empowers students, particularly those being the first in their family to attend college, to enter a highly diverse and competitive workforce.
Dr. Teniente-Matson, who was born in San Antonio, has more than 25 years experience in higher education with a track record of accomplishments that support campus growth, including: faculty and student success, economic development, financial stewardship and broad-based entrepreneurial leadership. Dr. Teniente-Matson is deeply involved in the San Antonio community across various organizations including serving as the Tricentennial Commission-District 4 Appointee for the City of San Antonio and the P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County. She also has extensive community service and leadership experience on numerous national higher education associations and boards, including former board chair of the National Association for College and University Business Officers and Governor for City University of Seattle.