Monday Lunch: November 26, 2018

Lunch Program:  Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, President - Texas A&M University-San Antonio


Presentation Summary

Join us for an informative update on Texas A&M University-San Antonio, one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and the only Texas A&M System university located in a major metropolitan city. Since becoming president in 2015, Dr. Matson has forged an audacious strategic plan for the University to fulfill its mission and bring to life its core values while achieving several important goals, including becoming a national model for student and academic success. Under her leadership, the university earned the designation of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and made the successful transformation to becoming a comprehensive four-year university, welcoming the University’s first freshman class in 2016. Come hear how Texas A&M University-San Antonio has strategically positioned itself to implement deliberate practices designed to improve and enhance student learning and degree attainment, especially for first-generation students.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Matson, second President of Texas A&M University - San Antonio, has more than 25 years of experience in higher education with a track record of achievement that supports campus growth, including faculty and student success, economic development, financial stewardship, and broad-based entrepreneurial leadership. Prior to her appointment at A&M-SA, she worked as Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of California State University Fresno.

Dr. Matson has been recognized for her leadership and service in the field of education, including receiving the Making a Mark on the World Innovation Award from the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber and the Women’s Leadership Award from the San Antonio Business Journal. She is also a sought-after speaker and mentor on contemporary issues in higher education leadership.

A San Antonio native, Dr. Matson is deeply committed to giving back to the community that has given so much to her. She currently serves as President of the San Antonio Tri-centennial Commission, and she is on the boards of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the TIAA Hispanic Advisory Council. She is also a national thought leader on higher education issues, serving on the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and on the board for Higher Education Resource Services (HERS).

An advocate of continuing education, Dr. Matson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Fresno State. She and her husband Mike have two children, Phillip and Wyatt.


Lunch w/ salad bar catered by Circle G BBQ.
$10 - members 
$15 - non-members


Location: Aggie Park Banquet Hall 6205 West Ave. San Antonio TX 78213


  • Doors open - 11am
  • Lunch Buffet - 11:30am
  • Program - 12:00 - 1:00pm