Cynthia Teniente-Matson

President at San Jose State University

Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson was appointed President of San José State University on November 16, 2022, and assumed the presidency on January 16, 2023. Dr. Teniente-Matson now leads the oldest public university in the west, the founding campus of the California State University system, and Silicon Valley’s only public university. The first Latina president in the university’s history, President Teniente-Matson is focused on continuing to provide opportunities for students to benefit from the transformative power of an SJSU education.



  • President

    Current role

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