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Matson presents funding priorities before senate committee on finance

By Gloria Petit/@GloriPetit

On the second day of her fifth work week as president of A&M-San Antonio, Matson presented on top funding priorities before the Senate Committee on Finance in Austin last week. The university is requesting over $70 million for a science and technology building from the 84th Texas Legislative session (see more on Legislative funding requests).

As part of her five-minute testimony, Matson remarked on the university’s financial priorities: “Like my colleagues, you’ve heard about administrative cost efficiencies. Although we’re small, we’ve reduced approximately $653,000 in positions, and redirected those funds to instruction and student success.”

Texas A&M University System Board of Regents confirmed Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson on Feb. 12 as the university’s second president.

To hear President Matson’s testimony on behalf of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, advance to 48:30-57:30.


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Gloria Petit
Gloria Petit
Gloria Petit is managing editor for the Mesquite-News. She is majoring in communications-journalism and recently finished her minor in English. She attended Northwest Vista College, where she received an associate degree in Liberal Arts, prior to transferring to Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Gloria gained an interest for journalism while serving with her high school news broadcast at Southwest High School. Most recently, she served as an editor for the student news organization at Palo Alto College. Gloria hopes to return to graduate school to pursue a master’s degree. Email:

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