A&M-San Antonio President elected Board of Directors Chair for American Association of State Colleges and Universities

By University Communications

Wednesday, 11 10 2021

San Antonio — Texas A&M University-San Antonio President Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson will assume the chair of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) Board of Directors. Dr. Teniente-Matson has been a member of the board since 2015.

“Together we work to raise awareness and continue to champion public policy. Our collective impact enables the economic mobility of the communities we serve through student access and success while identifying collaborative solutions for the challenges of our day,” said Teniente-Matson.

Dr. Teniente-Matson’s broad experience in higher education administration, as well as her commitment to issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion will be an asset to AASCU’s efforts to expand student access, success, and opportunity, according to Dr. Maria Garcia, president of AASCU. Dr. Teniente-Matson is a 2014 graduate of AASCU’s Executive Leadership Academy and served as treasurer of AASCU’s Board of Directors. Read the full AASCU news release here.



The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is the collective voice of nearly 400 public colleges, universities, and systems that hold students and community at the heart of their mission. The association works to expand student access, success, and opportunity; promote world-class teaching and experiential learning tied to career advancement; and support applied research and service that advances economic development and quality of life in communities across the country.

About Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Established as a stand-alone university in 2009, Texas A&M University-San Antonio 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, the University offers 33 undergraduate degrees and 16 graduate degrees to nearly 7,000 students. A&M-San Antonio is home to the Henry G. Cisneros Institute for Emerging Leaders and the Cyber Engineering Technology/Cyber Security Research Center. The University holds the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation and is one of only 24 higher education institutions in the U.S. to have received the Seal of Excelencia certification from Excelencia in Education for its support of Latino student success. More than 75 percent of A&M-SA students identify as Hispanic, and 73 percent are the first in their family to attend college. A&M-San Antonio is a military-embracing institution; in 2020, Military Times ranked the University No. 35 in the nation for Best for Vets: Colleges.” Visit tamusa.edu for more information. #onamission