Marvin Grove

To help maintain and enhance the beauty of the campus landscape, as well as to assist with the preservation and revitalization of our historic green spaces, the University of Kansas established a Campus Tree Advisory Board. In support of ongoing campus forestry efforts, this board is charged with:

  • approving new policies and future updates related to tree replacement and tree care
  • overseeing efforts to raise funds to maintain a dedicated "tree bank" for new trees and tree replacement
  • providing guidance for KU's annual Arbor Day event, Replant Mount Oread
  • providing guidance for an annual service-learning project related to campus forestry


Board Members - 2018

  • Holly Alker, Student Representative, Environmental Law Society
  • Jay Ellis, Assistant Director - Facilities Services, KU Athletics
  • Robert Hagen, Field Education Coordinator, Environmental Studies Program
  • Shawn Harding, Assistant Director, Facilities Services
  • Joey Schondell, Student Representative, Alpha Tau Omega
  • Peg Livingood, Community Representative
  • Ed Martinko, Community Representative, Historic Mount Oread Friends
  • Barbara Meidinger, Community Representative
  • Crystal Miles, Horticulture Manager, City of Lawrence
  • Marion Paulette, Landscape Architect, Design & Construction Management
  • Jeff Severin, Director, Campus Planning & Sustainability
  • Dale Slusser, Assistant Vice President for Constituent Development and Director of Development Research
  • Monte Soukup, Senior Vice-President for Property Management, KU Endowment
  • Jon Standing, Community Representative
  • Annaliese Vernon, Student Representative, Environmental Studies
  • Seth Wingerter, Student Senate Representative

Coronavirus Update

KU Recycling and KU Surplus have resumed services. As part of our efforts to reduce an on-campus presence and promote social distancing, we will continue to limit special collections that are not mission critical. For updated information on KU's response to COVID-19, visit

Sustainability Plan

KU Bike Plan

KU Bike Plan

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