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Grounds Maintenance and Snow/Ice Removal

Director: Lis Wyatt
Manager: Danny McKissack
Phone: 615-322-8116
Email: danny.l.mckissack@vanderbilt.edu
 
Specialty Grounds Staff:
 
Grounds Assistant Manager / Sports Turf and Facilities: Ryan Storey
Phone: 615-343-6694
Email: ryan.storey@vanderbilt.edu
 
Horticulture Specialist: Laura Barker
Phone: 615-322-8116
Email: laura.barker@vanderbilt.edu
 
Grounds maintenance services is responsible for maintaining 336 acres of landscape and hardscape across the university campus, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and the university’s real estate properties managed through the Vanderbilt University Real Estate office.
 
Services include:
  • General Grounds Maintenance
  • Turf Maintenance and Management as well as game day preparation
  • Irrigation system operations and maintenance
  • Tree Maintenance, including planting of new trees and removal of dead trees
  • Parking Lot and Street Sweeping
  • Hardscape maintenance and repair
  • Routine trash/litter policing
  • Snow and Ice Removal
  • Events Support including trash/litter policing services
  • Landscape composting
  • Horticultural Care: Maintains campus annual and perennials flower beds decorative plantings and ornamental beds proper maintenance of shrubs flowers young trees and groundcovers 

If you have a grounds maintenance concern or question, please fill out a facilities service request or contact Service Information Systems (SIS) at 615- 343-9675.

Snow and Ice Removal

During the winter season, Plant Operations is responsible for snow and ice removal from all campus pedestrian walkways, handicapped ramps, patios and interior campus roads. Our primary emphasis is to maintain our walkways and primary driving routes to the safest possible conditions. Snow and ice removal operations are conducted in accordance with the guidelines of the Plant Operations Snow and Ice Removal Plan.
 
Click here to view the Snow and Ice Removal Plan map.
 
Every possible effort is made to remove all snow and ice from campus walkways prior to the start of classes and to keep them clear for the rest of the day. If you encounter an area that is particularly hazardous, please contact Services Information Systems (SIS) immediately at 615-322-9675.