President Cynthia Teniente-Matson is leaving Texas A&M University-San Antonio at the end of this fall to take the reins at a California university, according to a press release the morning of Nov. 16
Matson accepted the position of president at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. According to the release, Matson will take on her new job in January.
Included in the release were comments by John Sharp, chancellor of the A&M system.
“Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson helped Texas A&M University-San Antonio grow into the strong regional university it has become and we are thankful for her service and wish her continued success at San José State,” Sharp said. “Her focus on serving South San Antonio will be her legacy here. We will begin a nationwide search immediately to find a dynamic leader worthy of the fastest growing campus in The Texas A&M University System.”
Matson has served as president at A&M-San Antonio since 2015.
Also included were comments by Matson on A&M-San Antonio.
“It is a bittersweet moment as I am extraordinarily proud of all the students, faculty, staff and alumni of A&M-San Antonio,” Matson said. “Together we have helped to further our trajectory with an eye towards inclusive excellence, academic program growth and support for the future of our community. Our campus is a better place because of the widespread philanthropic and public support we have received over the years. The future is bright at A&M-San Antonio.”
An interim president will be appointed, but no one has been identified.
This is a developing story.