Grounds Team

The Willamette University Grounds Team consists of one manager, eight groundskeepers and a never ending supply of student workers. The grounds team is responsible for everything connected to the landscaping and hardscape on the campus. In addition, the grounds team oversees all off campus sites.

For more about our efforts towards sustainability and natural landscaping please visit our sustainability page.


Phone: 503-370-6143
114+ years of experience.

  • Image of Jim Andersen

    Jim Andersen

    Grounds Manager
    University Services Building
  • Image of Mickey Cochrane

    Mickey Cochrane

    Groundskeeper II
  • Image of Joe Cooper

    Joe Cooper

    Groundskeeper I
  • Image of Alfonso Guzman

    Alfonso Guzman

    Groundskeeper II
  • Image of Efrain Kebekol

    Efrain Kebekol

    Groundskeeper I
  • Image of Dan McConnell

    Dan McConnell

    Groundskeeper II
  • Image of Ron Morton

    Ron Morton

    Groundskeeper Mechanic
  • Image of Ed Priepke

    Ed Priepke

    Groundskeeper I
  • Image of Dean Wentworth

    Dean Wentworth

    Botanical Garden & Greenhouse Curator