Aug 11, 2020
In the year 2000 Jeff joined the University of Mississippi’s Ole Miss campus as the Director of Landscape Services. He brought with him the understanding that students regularly mention campus appearance as one of the key factors in their decision to enroll at a University.
With that in mind, Jeff and his team developed a system of beautification and landscape management that has led to numerous awards for the Ole Miss campus. Princeton Review and Newsweek Magazine identified the University of Mississippi as our nation’s most beautiful campus.
Most recently, Ole Miss was named by USA Today readers as the
2016 America’s Most Beautiful College Campus.
Jeff and his staff recognize that education at its best is a community experience. For he and his team, developing and maintaining beauty, order and safety on the Ole Miss campus is much like a higher calling. Providing faculty, staff and
students with clean, safe and beautiful spaces for knowledge sharing is their mission....the recognition and awards attest to their excellence.
Jeff holds a bachelor's degree in Landscape and Ornamental Horticulture from Auburn University and is a Certified Arborist. He is highly engaged in sharing his knowledge at www.jeffmcmanus.com and his most recent book, Growing
Weeders into Leaders.