Media Alert: Texas A&M University-San Antonio to Celebrate 10 Years, Make Major Gift Announcement and Break Ground on New Building

By University Communications

Wednesday, 05 08 2019


Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) commemorates the 10th anniversary of the signing of Senate Bill 629, which established A&M-SA as a standalone institution and the mission to bring higher education to San Antonio’s South Side. The event includes:

  • Celebrating the future of the institution with the groundbreaking of Phase One of construction for a 55,000-square-foot academic and administration building. The facility will provide much needed classroom, office and lab space for A&M-SA’s growing student population and expanding academic programs.
  • A major gift announcement from a San-Antonio-based Foundation.
WHO: Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp, A&M-SA President Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Congressman Will Hurd, Mayor Ron Niremberg and other community officials will participate in the celebration and groundbreaking. The Harlandale High School Drumline, the A&M-SA Jaguarettes and a Mariachi band will provide entertainment.
WHEN: Monday, May 13, 2019
10:30 a.m. to Noon
[Media Availability w/ Select Speakers: 11:20 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.]
WHERE: Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Outside, Behind the Central Academic Building
One University Way
San Antonio, TX 78224
CONTACTS: LaMarriol Smith
(210) 784-1103

About Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Established as a standalone university in 2009, Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is a comprehensive four-year public university that reflects the culturally diverse, heritage-rich community it serves. Situated on nearly 700 acres in South San Antonio, A&M-SA is a Military EmbracingTM institution offering more than 40 undergraduate programs to 6,600 students. Visit for more information.