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The Landscape University™ is a series of classes instituted by Landscape Services to help employees understand their role in the institution’s effort to "Cultivate Greatness" in its students, athletes, faculty, employees, and friends, by constantly maintaining a well-groomed and beautiful campus.

This Conference will cover the basics of the program, how to develop your own program on your campus and how to work on developing a highly confident, motivated landscaping team.

Landscape University


April 2-3, 2025


UM-Oxford Depot

Sample Conference Schedule

Day 1
7:30 a.m. (CT)   Meet & Greet (Get to know who is in the room)
7:45 - 8:00 a.m. Welcome - Jeff McManus
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Steven Holley, Vice Chancellor
8:15 - 8:30 a.m. History Video/How To Get Started (Jeff)
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Landscape University – Why we did it? Is it worth it? (Jeff)
8:45 - 9:15 a.m. Brainstorming Session (Jeff)
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Levels & Classes Session (Jeff, Steven)
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. University Tour Van.
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Drop off - Walking Tour (Nathan, Shea, Tom) – start Paris Yates Chapel
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 - 4:00 p.m  Creating a Class Session (Jeff, Steven)
5:30 - 7:30 p.m  Dinner - TBD
6:30 – 7:15 a.m. Tour the Mechanic Shop (Nick) Chemical Building (Shea)
7:15 – 8:15 a.m. Growing Leaders – Leader to Leader Session
 8:15 – 8:50 a.m. Creating a Vision (page 42) – Nathan
8:50 – 9:20 a.m. Break
9:20 – 11:20 a.m. Mock Monday Morning Meeting
10:00 a.m. – Mechanic Shop (Nick) Chemical Building (Shea)
Green Sheds (Rick H.)
11:20 – 11:30 a.m. Conference Survey/photo
11:30 a.m. Box Lunch; Certificate of Attendance; Adjournment


Registration is open to the first 10 people who complete the online registration form. 

Registration Deadline

March 21, 2025


Reservations can be made at Inn at Ole Miss located on the campus of the University of Mississippi. You can make reservations online or by calling 1-888-486-7666.

Contact Information

Should you have questions or concerns about the registration process, please contact Mary W. Leach, Director of the Office of Professional Development, Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, Post Office Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, 662-915-7847 or at

Should you have questions or concerns about the conference schedule, please contact Jeff McManus, Director of Landscape, Airport and Golf Services, Post Office Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, 662-915-1846 or at

General Information

Accommodating Special Needs

If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Mary W. Leach, Director, Office of Professional Development and Lifelong Learning at 662-915-7847 or


In order to receive a full refund of registration fee, cancel registration in writing 5 business days prior to the conference. You may substitute another person from the same institution.

Conference Coordination

The University of Mississippi, Office of Professional Development and Lifelong Learning, Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
P.O. Box 1848
Jackson Avenue Center, Suite L
University, MS 38677
O: +1-662-915-7847| F: +1-662-915-5138

Conference Host

The University of Mississippi, Landscape Services
61 Hickory Lane
University, MS 38677-1848
O: 1+662-915-1846 • F: 1+662-915-1827