Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson is the President of Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) and is a San Antonio native with over 30 years of higher education experience in Alaska, California and Texas. In 2016, she led the university’s transformation from upper division to a comprehensive master’s university in addition to achieving the U.S. Department of Education Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) designation.
Dr. Teniente-Matson created the President’s Commission on Equity (PCOE) to advance equity and inclusion. She has created leadership development competency models for Chief Business Officers in Higher Education, is a former board chair of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), and currently serves as a faculty member for its Fellows Program and New Business Officer Programs.
An advocate for continuing education, Dr. Teniente-Matson earned her Bachelor of Arts in Management from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, her Master of Business Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Fresno State. Dr. Teniente-Matson is a sought-after author, speaker, and mentor on traditional and contemporary issues in higher education leadership