The Grounds Department at GVSU is responsible for maintaining approximately 500 acres of groomed grounds and parking lots. Some of the more specific tasks performed by the grounds department include:

  • turfgrass maintenance
  • landscape installation and maintenance
  • maintenance of all paved areas including sidewalks, brick patios, roadways, and parking lots
  • maintenance of the campus Arboretum
  • installation and maintenance of all campus trees
  • snow removal for all roads, walkways, and parking lots
  • maintenance of all campus signage (exterior)
  • overseeing work performed by landscape contractors
  • design and install new garden spaces
  • recommend changes to beautify and enhance the campus grounds
  • work with the golf course maintenance staff to maintain the clubhouse grounds at the Meadows Golf Course
  • installation and maintenance of the campus site furniture
  • litter pick up

Grounds Supervisors:
Ken Stanton, 331-3852, EMail:
Edward Simon, 331-3556, EMail:

Page last modified June 27, 2011