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New president to lead San Jose State

The California State University board of trustees announced Wednesday that Cynthia Teniente-Matson will be the next president of San Jose State University.

Teniente-Matson is currently president of Texa A&M University-San Antonio.

“(San José State) serves as an exemplar for research and discovery with graduates impacting industries and communities throughout Silicon Valley,” said Teniente-Matson. “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.”

Prior to her presidential tenure in Texas, Teniente-Matson served as a vice president for administration and chief financial officer of Fresno State from 2004 to 2015. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, an MBA from the University of Alaska-Anchorage and a doctorate in educational leadership from Fresno State.

The board unanimously approved an annual salary of $474,840 for Teniente-Matson. She will be required to live in the official university residence for the president and receive a $1,000 monthly car allowance.

Teniente-Matson will begin her San Jose State tenure on Jan. 16.