2019-Today: The President's House (Ryan)

In December 2019, the historic home was ready to welcome President Ryan and his family - just in time to celebrate the Christmas holiday. 

In January 2020, Carr's Hill was officially re-opened as the Ryan’s hosted a reception for all of the dedicated professionals who were part of the historic renovation.  From university architects and historical preservationists’, to facilities management staff and community contractors, the Ryan’s were pleased to recognize all of those who were part of the re-interpretation of the historic home.

Looking forward, the Ryan’s are committed to expanding the use of Carr’s Hill by exploring ways to fully utilize the home. They will continue the long-standing tradition of hosting and honoring students, faculty, and staff from across the University.  They also look forward to expanding on the idea that Carr’s Hill is a place where people from the University and community come together through meaningful and inclusive engaement. Whether it be tailgate parties during football season, round table dinner discussions, or Arts on the Hill, Carr’s Hill stands ready to take the University into its third century while standing solidly on a foundation that promotes greater good for all.


President Ryan welcomes students, faculty, and staff to the first edition of "Arts on the Hill," as they look on from the living room at Carr's Hill. Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications.

I-Jen Fang, an associate professor in the McIntire Department of Music, plays the marimba, a percussion instrument during the inaugural Arts on the Hill event hosted by President Ryan at Carr's Hill. Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications.

Singing an arrangement of "Smile," while enhancing the performance by simulating playing upright basses, The Aeolians of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama filled the main foyer of Carr's Hill with their beautiful voices. Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications.