Vice President for Administration
Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Ed.D. has served as Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Fresno State since March 2004. Matson has over two decades of experience in multiple leadership roles in higher education. She is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars focused on contemporary issues in higher education.
Matson’s responsibilities include financial services, facilities and capital management, human resources, technology services, university police and auxiliary services. She chairs the Fresno State Association, Inc., the President’s Commission on Human Relations and Equity, the CSU Business Officers and the CSU Risk Management Authority. She also serves as a Governor for the Finance Committee for City University of Seattle and as a mentor in the El Sol Latino Leadership Academy and the L.U.C.E.S. student mentor program.
In her tenure at Fresno State, Matson has been essential in executing many initiatives such as the Henry Madden Library revitalization and fundraising, the Campus Master Plan, partnerships with other government agencies and several process improvement initiatives.
Dr. Matson is the past board chair of the National Association for College and University Business Officers (NACUBO); and past president of the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUB0). Matson has a wide range of public service including board leadership with the Central Valley Business Incubator (CVBI) and the El Dorado Park Community Development Corporation. She is past-chair of the Fresno Council of Government’s Measure C Citizens Oversight Committee and a past board member for Leadership California and Special Olympics of Alaska.
Matson came to Fresno State after serving University of Alaska Anchorage for 15 years. At UAA she served as Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance, and Director of Business Services.
Matson earned her Bachelor of Arts in Management and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Alaska. She completed a doctorate in Educational Leadership at Fresno State in spring 2013.