Cindy Matson

Cynthia Teniente-Matson

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 and the CSU Risk Management Authority. She is a mentor in the CLEAR Mentor Program and the L.U.C.E.S. Fresno State student mentor program. Also she is a co-founder for Women's Campus Connection and interim Co-Director of Athletics.

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 she is a founding member of 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. She also served as a past chair and Governor for the Finance Committee for City University of Seattle. 

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.