The Board of Regents is pleased to present a KUDOS award to Lowell Neuhaus, manager of Landscape Services within the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Office of Facilities Management and Planning.
UNO is known for having a very beautiful and bright campus and it’s Lowell’s team that makes it happen year after year. Starting at in the Grounds Department at UNO in 1977, his exceptional leadership style, attention to detail and commitment to campus eventually raised him up into a management position.
Each year, Lowell’s crews maintain approximately 20,000 annual plants and flowers which help contribute to the array of color and beauty on campus. He leads a staff of dedicated professionals that ensure UNO’s green spaces and hard surfaces are appealing and usable no matter the season.
From fertilizing, aerating and cutting 350 acres of green space between UNO’s Dodge and Scott campuses in the Spring, to clearing 18 miles of sidewalks from snow and ice in the dead of Winter; Lowell and his team never fall short of expectations.
In the winter, Lowell is the first to arrive on campus during snow events and will be the last one to leave after advising senior leadership on severe weather situations. When others are asked to stay home during a winter storm, Lowell will be on campus directing snow removal efforts of all sidewalks and parking lots.
Lowell’s responsibilities stretch all across campus in different capacities such as the management of UNO’s recycling program, trash removal, exterior pest control, street sweeping, cleaning of parking structures, and post-storm debris removal, just to name a few.
Lowell visits other departments on campus regularly and will address any concerns in a friendly, transparent, and professional manner. He is one of many employees at UNO who make the university extraordinary and provide students, faculty and staff access to UNO’s exceptional services and experiences.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.