Cynthia Teniente-Matson to Serve as Next President of San Jose State

Cynthia Teniente-Matson has been named the next president of San Jose State University. The California State University board of trustees announced her selection Wednesday

Teniente-Matson serves as President of Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She served as the vice president for administration and chief financial officer of Fresno State from 2004 to 2015.

“(San José State) serves as an exemplar for research and discovery with graduates impacting industries and communities throughout Silicon Valley,” Teniente-Matson said in a statement. “I am grateful for this opportunity to work alongside all of the talented and dedicated faculty, staff, administrators and friends of the university to accomplish our collective goal of providing opportunities for students to benefit from the transformative power of an SJSU education.”

With unanimous approval from the board, Teniente-Matson will earn an annual salary of $474,840 and receive $1,000 a month for a car allowance.