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A&M-San Antonio announces interim president

A&M-San Antonio announces interim president - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Linda Schott, seen here in an undated photo provided by Texas A&M University-San Antonio, was selected to be interim president Wednesday Dec. 7.

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.

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Graham Hotard
Graham Hotard is a communication junior at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. He transferred after receiving an associate degree from San Antonio College and is a full-time student. He is an avid fan of all things science fiction and fantasy. In his free time he loves to listen to audio books, play video games, watch football and spend time with his dog Luna. He plans to pursue a career in writing after graduating.

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