Physical Plant And Facilities Planning

Welcome to the web page for Physical Plant and Facilities Planning at Valdosta State University. We are glad you are here and hope you find all the information you need. The Physical Plant and Facilities Planning is a division of Finance & Administration and we report directly to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. We have many loyal and talented employees. Our objective is to provide timely and professional service to the campus community. Please browse through our web page to find details about the myriad of tasks performed by us.


"Follow industry-recognized standards for planning, operations, maintenance and construction of our facilities in support of our vision."

2013 Outstanding Education Grand Award
The Georgia Urban Forest Council (GUFC), a nonprofit organization with the mission of sustaining Georgia’s green legacy by helping communities grow healthy trees, awarded Valdosta State University its 2013 Outstanding Education Grand Award at its Oct. 24 Awards Luncheon in Columbus, Georgia.  This annual awards program rewards individuals and organizations for excellent work in protecting and enhancing our community forests.  “We are very pleased to present this award to Valdosta State University for its creation of a Pinetum,” said Mary Lynne Beckley, GUFC Executive Director.  “This outstanding project educates the campus community and local citizens about the benefits of trees and tree preservation.”  All grand award winners at the luncheon received a framed, limited edition print from a painting by artist Barry Nehr, commissioned for this year’s awards.  Individuals, nonprofits, organizations, businesses, municipalities and counties, schools, civic groups are selected from nominees around the state to receive these annual Excellence in Urban Forestry Awards.  The Georgia Urban Forest Council was founded in 1988 by a group of individuals who recognized the need for an organization to address urban forestry issues in Georgia.  Today, the Council is an active group offering educational programs and resources and supported by a growing and diverse membership.  For more information about the Georgia Urban Forest Council, visit



From the (left) Gary White of the Georgia Forestry Commission, William Ganas, VSU Assistant Director for Landscape & Grouds and  GUFC President Rob Ryan.