Keeping KSU Beautiful


Part of what makes Kennesaw State University so attractive for prospective students are the campuses themselves — beautiful places that present KSU as a stately, yet welcoming institution of higher learning. Maintaining and enhancing the extraordinary grounds of Kennesaw State is the responsibility of the staff of Facilities Services, who do a wonderful job of keeping the campuses a place where students want to earn their degrees and build community.

The work of Director of Landscape and Grounds Rick Hofelich and nearly two dozen groundskeepers and operations professionals deserves praise for excellence. The staff at Landscape and Grounds have an extensive list of projects for the summer and fall that will ensure the continued beauty of our campuses.

In addition to the ongoing daily upkeep, some important projects are underway. After an early heat wave in May, improvements to the irrigation systems on both campuses will be happening during the summer. On the Marietta campus, there will be extensive tree pruning of some of the beautiful old trees to improve both their health and appearance as well as help with building clearance and lighting around the campus. Plus, there will be new mulching throughout the campus, new plantings around the G Building and the Wellness Center, and replacement of some of the dogwood trees near the Johnson Library.

On the Kennesaw campus, we will also have some new plantings to improve the appearance around the Campus Green, the Jolley Lodge, Kennesaw Hall, and other areas. Later this summer, the areas around the entrances off Chastain Road and Frey Road will be replanted and improved as we incorporate the new logo into the main KSU signs. In addition, there are multiple improvements to the greenspace around the Science Lab Building, including new tables and walkways, as well as new plantings that will be done in conjunction with the College of Science and Mathematics.

With these and many other projects going on throughout the summer and fall, the staff of Facilities Services are doing their part to make Kennesaw State a better place to live and learn.

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten