Jeff McManus

Director of Landscape Services, Ole Miss Golf Course & Airport Operations


Jeff has been with the University since 2000. He is the Director of Landscape Services as well Airport Operations at Ole Miss. Jeff has a bachelor's degree in Landscape and Ornamental Horticulture from Auburn University. He is also an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist. He is member of many professional organizations and served in leadership positions in various non-profit organizations.
His background in 5 star resorts such as Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, FL and Turnberry Isle Resort and Club in N. Miami, FL have given him the vision and understanding of how important it is to make a great first impression with landscaping. "You only get one chance to make a first impression," McManus says. "Whether we like it or not, people often judge our organization by the outside appearance." Our objective is to expand the beauty of the campus in order to attract, support, and increase a healthy, safe learning environment.

  • Jeff McManus was given the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award in Horticulture by Auburn University.
  • The University of Mississippi recognized Jeff McManus as the most Outstanding Staff Member for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Jeff McManus recognized with Professional Grounds Management Society President's Award for 2016 | Article
  • In 2002 Ole Miss Landscape Services received the very coveted, Professional Grounds Maintenance Society Green Star Award for Best Maintained University.
  • Landscape Services has also won the Urban Forestry and Green Development Award for 2007 Scenic Community of Mississippi.
  • The University of Mississippi was recently selected as one of America's top 50 most beautiful campuses by The Best Colleges. Article
  • Ole Miss was recently ranked Most Beautiful Campus by Newsweek. Ranking List   Article
  • The University of Mississippi was just ranked as the best tailgaiting school by Tailgater Monthly. Article
  • The University of Mississippi was named the 2016 Best Beautiful College Campus by USA Today Article

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