The President's Home served as the residence for every Texas A&M president since 1963, when the original President's Home burned. However, new University President, Michael Young, won't be living there. As reported by Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle, Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp says the residence will be used for hosting donors, dignitaries, former students, and other special functions.
Together we made a decision that it's way more important being shared with the A&M community, particularly in terms of fundraising and goodwill and things like that. And these guys could go find another place to live.
- Chancellor John Sharp
Young, during his previous stint as President of the University of Washington, lived in the President's home as one of his contractual obligations. Just before taking office at UW, Young married his current wife, Marti, on the deck of UW's presidential mansion.
What we discovered is that sharing that house with former students, the Aggie nation, could result in a lot of goodwill and a lot of fundraising and things like that that were far more valuable than having somebody live there. - Chancellor John Sharp