October 28, 2020 – The American Association of State Colleges and Universities
(AASCU) today welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors during its
virtual annual meeting, which concludes today.
elected directors to serve three-year terms are Heidi M. Anderson, president,
University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Emily Cutrer, president, Texas
A&M University-Texarkana; Ronald S. Rochon, president,
University of Southern Indiana; and Ashish Vaidya, president, Northern
continuing their terms as members of AASCU’s board are:
Metropolitan State University (Minn.)
M. Dorman, president,
Georgia College & State University
State University of New York at Potsdam
J. Helldobler, president,
William Paterson University (N.J.)
O. Hemphill, president,
Radford University (Va.)
Northwest Missouri State University
Colorado State University-Pueblo
East Tennessee State University
M. Ochoa, president,
California State University, Monterey Bay
Southern Oregon University
D. Smith, president and
Chief Executive Officer, University of The Bahamas
board’s past chair:
F. Javier Cevallos, president, Framingham State University (Mass.)
president of the Arkansas State University (ASU) System, was reelected chair,
and Cynthia Teniente-Matson, president of Texas A&M University-San
Antonio, was appointed chair-elect of the board. She will serve as chair in 2022.
held the position as president of the ASU System since April 2011. Major
initiatives under his leadership include the opening of a $100 million
privately funded Arkansas State campus in Queretaro, Mexico; the merger of
Mid-South Community College in West Memphis; and relocating the ASU System
office to Little Rock to enhance its statewide position in higher education
leadership. He also serves as co-chair of the executive council of the Arkansas
Department of Higher Education.
has more than 30 years of higher education experience in Alaska, California,
and Texas. In 2016, she led the Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s
transformation from upper division to a comprehensive master’s university, in
addition to achieving the U.S. Department of Education Hispanic Serving
Institution designation. Teniente-Matson has served as treasurer of AASCU’s
Board of Directors since 2019.
See full Board of Directors here.
Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is a Washington, D.C.-based
higher education association of nearly 400 public colleges, universities, and
systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a
historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to
research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and
cultural development. These are institutions Delivering America’s Promise.