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Division of Facilities News

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Grounds & Landscaping

landscape 6The role of the Grounds Maintenance and Landscape Department is to provide a safe, functional and aesthetically-pleasing exterior environment for the students, faculty, and staff of Kansas State University. The main campus of K-State consists of 250 acres of intensely landscaped area. The Grounds Maintenance Department is responsible for the maintenance and installation of all turf grass, shrubs, trees, and annual flower beds on campus.

To accomplish their mission, the Grounds Maintenance Department employs thirty-five individuals throughout the year. In addition to the normal grounds and landscape maintenance activities, Grounds Maintenance is responsible for litter pick-up on campus, snow removal on sidewalks, street and parking lot cleaning, underground irrigation systems, Athletic Grounds maintenance, support to special events, and the operation of the Facilities Management tree nursery and green house. Currently, the staff for Grounds and Landscaping include:

Jackie Toburen, Physical Plant Supervisor Senior

Joseph Myers, Physical Plant Supervisor

Mark Fronce, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor II

Adam Shriner, Equipment Mechanic Senior

Augustine Gonzales, Equipment Operator Senior

great jobDouglas Ray, Equipment Operator Senior

John Lacy, Equipment Operator Senior

Donnie Silva, Equipment Operator Senior

Randall Hobbs, Equipment Operator

Blake Miles, Equipment Operator

Douglas Prockish, Equipment Operator

Patrick Standlee, Equipment Operator

Derek Stock, Equipment Operator

Kelly Guilfoyle, Agricultural Technician Senior

Delmar Westover, Agricultural Technician Senior

Robert Odle, Agricultural Technician Senior

Daniel McGee, Agricultural Technician Senior

Scott Wilburn, Agricultural Technician Senior

James Hartford, Agricultural Technician Senior

way to goShawn Wilson, GMRT Senior

Calvin Law, GMRT Senior

Mary Walgrave, GMRT Senior

Ronald Parks, Utility Worker

Lyndle Slattery, Utility Worker

Paul Walsh, Utility Worker


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