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Sunset Terrace was built in a mid-century modern style, incorporating many curves and circles into the design. The home was originally meant to be a retirement home for Matilda Dodge Wilson and her husband Alfred G. Wilson.

Settling in at Sunset Terrace: The home of presidents

Emily Morris, Managing Editor February 17, 2021

If walls could talk, Oakland University’s Sunset Terrace — the retirement of OU founder Matilda Dodge Wilson and her husband Alfred G. Wilson — could tell countless stories of cutting-edge architecture...

Dr. Allison Hynd sits in the living room of the Sunset Terrace. President George Hynd and his wife moved in to their new home on campus in early November.

Hynds enjoying first months in Sunset Terrace

Melissa Deatsch January 17, 2016

President George Hynd and his wife, Dr. Alison Hynd, have spent the last few months adjusting to their new home in the historical Sunset Terrace.  Located right on campus, Sunset Terrace has been the...

Report: new construction plans proposed, includes housing and OC expansion

Grace Turner September 29, 2015

OU could be in for more construction. During a facilities and new development projects committee meeting on Sept. 28, OU officials discussed four potential building projects for OU. Before any are...

Future of the Sunset Terrace remains unclear

By Melissa Deatsch May 11, 2015

With a newly inaugurated president, the building facilities committee at Oakland is faced with a big decision.  What will happen to Sunset Terrace?Sunset Terrace has been the home to the University’s...

Outgoing president gave up housing, cars, possibly more

By Victoria Craw August 7, 2013

Since former Oakland University Women’s Basketball coach Beckie Francis was fired June 12, and her husband, Oakland University President Gary Russi, announced his retirement the same day, much speculation...

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