Grounds

Grounds is responsible for maintaining a safe and beautiful outdoor environment across the 936-acre UW campus. With a crew of 43 full-time professionals, performs a myriad of activities including everything from lawn mowing and snow removal to maintaining concrete, asphalt, and signs. Grounds crews also maintain thousands of trees, shrubs, and perennials in addition to multi-seasonal and signature floral plantings. They also operate a dedicated greenhouse in order to raise the 30,000+ annuals and perennials needed for its many displays. Grounds is continually striving to improve its ecological footprint by actively engaging in sustainable lawn care and road salt reduction initiatives.

Organizational Chart

Contact Information

Ellen Agnew
Buildings & Grounds Superintendent
ellen.agnew@wisc.edu
608/262-7266
Michael Schafer
Buildings & Grounds Supervisor
michael.schafer@wisc.edu
608/262-2954
Dan Schwirtz
Buildings & Grounds Supervisor
dan.schwirtz@wisc.edu
608/262-3055
Robert Scott
Buildings & Grounds Supervisor
robert.scott@wisc.edu
608/262-7825