Monday Lunch: September 23, 2019

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

matson-headshot-2018Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson is the second president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA), 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. Teniente-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.


Dr. Teniente-Matson 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.


A San Antonio native, Dr. Teniente-Matson is deeply committed to giving back to the community that has given so much to her. She served as President of the San Antonio Tricentennial Commission, and she is on the boards of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 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. Teniente-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. Dr. Teniente-Matson and her husband Mike are parents to two sons, Phillip and Wyatt.


Lunch Menu:
Lunch, Sides, and Salad bar. Catered by Circle G BBQ.
$10 - Member Price
$15 - Regular Price



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

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