The UMSL Grounds department is responsible for all of the landscaping at the University.


The UMSL Grounds Department is a subdivision of the Facilities Department. The UMSL Grounds Department operates out of the basement of the MSC South Parking Garage.


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The Grounds Department can be reached by phone or email.

Phone: 314-516-6323

Email: wardgk@umsl.edu


Gregory Ward - Grounds Supervisor
Mike Ellerman - Fleet Manager
Kevin Usery - Groundskeeper II
Dennis Usery - Groundskeeper II
Lee Gutman - Groundskeeper II
Tom McCoy - Groundskeeper II

UMSL Grounds has received various awards for their efforts:

North County Inc. Landscape Beautification
1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Safety Award: "No Time Lost"
1987

St. Patrick's Parade: Honorary Parade Marshall's Award for Excellence and Best Float
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Homecoming Parade
2002, 2003, 2010

Award of Excellence for Safety
Great storm of 1999

Ferguson Florissant Parade
2002, 2003 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009