The Texas A&M University System announced that Linda Schott will serve as interim president following the departure of current president Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson.
According to an official news release by A&M University, Schott is a native of San Antonio who previously served as president at the University of Maine at Presque Isle from 2012 to 2016, and Southern Oregon University from 2016-2021.
Schott has a bachelor’s degree in history and German from Baylor University and a master’s and Ph.D in history and Humanities from Stanford University.
“Texas A&M San Antonio has a strong reputation for helping students transform their lives,” Schott said in a media release from A&M-San Antonio, “and I look forward to working with the faculty and staff there to continue that great work.”
The release also included a statement from John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System.
“Dr. Schott is an experienced and successful academic leader who will provide steady guidance at Texas A&M University-San Antonio during this transition,” Sharp said.
The search for a permanent replacement will be starting in January. The hope is to have a candidate chosen in the summer of 2023, Matson said in the Dec. 2 FacultySenate meeting.