San José State University Names Cynthia Teniente-Matson as Its Next President

The California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Cynthia Teniente-Matson to serve as president of San José State University. She will take office on January 16.

San José State University enrolls just over 28,000 undergraduate students and nearly 9,000 graduate students, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 49 percent of the undergraduate student body.

“San José State is a nexus of history, innovation, the sciences, the arts and so much more. As the founding institution of the California State University system, the university boasts an unparalleled history of service to the region and state. It also serves as an exemplar for research and discovery with graduates impacting industries and communities throughout Silicon Valley,” said Dr. Teniente-Matson. “I am grateful for this opportunity to work alongside all of the talented and dedicated faculty, staff, administrators and friends of the university to accomplish our collective goal of providing opportunities for students to benefit from the transformative power of an SJSU education.”

Dr. Teniente-Matson currently serves as president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio.​ She served as vice president for administration and chief financial officer for California State University, Fresno from 2004 to 2015. Earlier, she was vice chancellor for administrative services at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

A native of San Anotnio, Dr. Teniente-Matson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She holds an MBA from the University of Alaska Anchorage and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Fresno State.

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