• Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Pres | Texas A&M - SA

    Ancestry: Mexico, Born in San Antonio, Texas
    Residence: San Antonio, Texas
    What You Need to Know:

    Dr. Teniente-Matson launched her career in Alaska — University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Alaska Anchorage - where she held a number of positions, including Director of Purchasing, Director of Procurement and Business Services, Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance, and Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services. Immediately prior to her appointment at Texas A&M-San Antonio, she served as Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer  of California State University Fresno.

    She’s been recognized for her service in the field of education. This includes her appointment as a member of the Top 40 Under 40, by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce; University of Alaska’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Job Effectiveness; and her selection as a participant in the Consul de Mexico Jornada de Educacion held in Mexico City. She is also a sought-after speaker and mentor on contemporary issues in higher education leadership. (Tamus.edu)

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    The Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project features women with Hispanic or Latino ancestry who have leadership stories to tell and aims to inspire other women with a mission to close the pay gap.


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