OXFORD, Miss. – Many of them work the graveyard shift. From dusk to dawn, they clean, straighten, repair and prepare the University of Mississippi for next day.
“The work of our custodians, groundskeepers and other Physical Plant staff members is key not only to making this huge university enterprise work smoothly, but also to making the entire campus environment as pleasant as possible for more than 17,000 students, faculty and staff,” said Lisa Rogers, spokesperson for the Black Faculty and Staff Organization and training coordinator in the National Food Services Management Institute.
To show appreciation for the Physical Plant staff’s dedication, the BFSO collects new teddy bears, children’s books and toys each year to present to children of custodial and grounds workers. Donated items for the 2013 Books and Bears drive will be distributed after a reception for Physical Plant employees and friends at 10 a.m. Dec. 19 in the Ole Miss Union Ballroom.