Tyrone “Ty” Carr was born in Antigua, West Indies (WI) and grew up in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI). In 1989, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and began his career in higher education as an administrator at Cabrini College, in Radnor, PA. In 1990-1991, Ty worked at Bowie State University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Bowie, MD. He has spent his entire career advocating for students in higher education while working in student affairs, enrollment management, diversity and inclusion, and alumni services. He also worked at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

In 2007, Ty was appointed by President Roderick McDavis to serve as the executive director of The Interlink Alliance, an educational consortium between OU, Virginia Commonwealth University, and eight HBCUs. He did this while also serving as special assistant to the Vice President of Diversity Equity and Inclusion. His last positions at OU (2019-2023) were interim director of the LGBT Center, and director of alumni diversity initiatives, in Ohio University Alumni Association. Most recently, he directed the largest Black Alumni Reunion (BAR) in fall of 2022. In March of 2023, Ty began working at Duquesne University College of Osteopathic Medicine as director of student affairs and diversity equity and inclusion.

Ty is an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and has served or is serving on numerous boards including: Factory Street Dance Studio, Ohio Valley Summer Theater, Appalachian Development Federal Credit Union, Ohio University Diversity Alumni Advisory Board, Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardian Ad Litem, Stuart’s Opera House and is the current chair of the Kennedy Museum of Art Advisory Board.

Ty earned his master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from OU in 2000, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education.

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