31st President in a ornamental gold sunburst circle over a dark blue pattern that is typical in Mexican textile work.

Celebrating the Investiture of Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Ed.D.

Join the San José State University community in celebrating the investiture of Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, SJSU’s 31st president and first Latina president, on February 22, 2024 at 10 a.m in the Hammer Theatre.

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Investiture Program

View the digital program for information on ceremony order, featuring the processional, welcome remarks, and national anthem, among other highlights.

The president in gold dress with white pearls standing in her office with the SJSU seal behind her.

About President Teniente-Matson

Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson began her tenure on January 16, 2023. Formerly the president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Dr. Teniente-Matson brings more than 30 years of higher education experience to SJSU and has been recognized worldwide and nationally for her leadership and service and serves on numerous national educational-governing and local civic boards. Learn more about our president through her official bio.

Groupo Folklorico performing with their colorful dresses.

Celebration Events

From Mariachi and Folklorico music performances that showcase some of the vibrant traditions of our community to cheering and showing our Spartan pride at an exhilarating basketball game — explore all of the activities planned throughout the week to celebrate the investiture of President Teniente-Matson.

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What is an investiture?

Understand the significance and tradition of an investiture—an age-old ceremony that symbolizes the formal installation of leadership at a university.


Plan your route ahead of attending the festivities. View directions to our university campus as well as to the investiture ceremony at Hammer Theatre.

Contact Us

For event updates and questions, contact our team at 408-924-1120 or email specialevents@sjsu.edu.