St. Mary's College of Maryland's Physical PlantSt. Mary's College of Maryland's Physical Plant

Grounds Highlight

Admissions Field


The admissions field was renovated in order to provide a more useable recreational area for students. We identified admissions field as an important open space for the College and wanted to make sure that we maintain it in a way that benefits the campus visually as well as recreationally. The turf on the admissions field was transplanted from the stadium field when that field was re-graded and renovated in 2007. The turf is a Bermuda grass which can stand up to higher recreational use and is more disease resistant than the fescue/bluegrass mix that we use elsewhere on campus. In order to establish and maintain the turf, the College came up with an innovative method of using the stormwater that is stored in the Townhouse pond. By using the pond water, we are eliminating the use of potable water for the irrigation of this field.

Building Spotlight


Mission Statement

The Physical Plant is a service organization whose primary mission is to repair and maintain a clean, comfortable, safe, healthy and secure environment which is conducive to the educational process. This is accomplished by multiple trades and professions utilizing the newest and most reliable technologies which support the missions of the college.

The Physical Plant provides services in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner. We provide services and products of the highest quality possible commensurate with the resources available for both the immediate and long term requirements of the College.

The Physical Plant motto is " Service, Solutions, Satisfaction."


Telephone 240-895-4287
Fax 240-895-4913

18952 East Fisher Road, St. Mary's City, Maryland 20686-3001

Derek Thornton
Assistant Vice President for Campus Operations

Brian Winsor
Assistant Director of Physical Plant

Joyce Goodwine
Fiscal Administrator

Manager of Housekeeping Services

Ed Morasch
Trades Supervisor