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Tim Sullivan 

Horticulture • Gardening • Landscaping & recycling 

Media Contact: Yvonne Taunton, 

stephanie yates 2018 expertsTim Sullivan 

Facilities Campus Services 


Areas of expertise:

  • Horticulture
  • Gardening 
  • Landscaping & recycling 



Sullivan has a long service record with UAB, from his time as a temporary employee mowing lawns on campus to his current position as manager of Campus Services, Grounds, and Recycling.  He has been a part of helping the campus transform into one of the most scenic portions of downtown Birmingham.  For two decades, Sullivan has been responsible for developing and implementing management strategies for the UAB Grounds, Recycling, and Campus Services departments.  

Sullivan works closely with design and sustainability professionals in course of his duties while serving a university community of 25,000 employees and 22,000 students.  A UAB graduate who earned a degree in history in 1990, Sullivan, is a self-taught horticulturist who traces his passion for gardening and recycling to his father Michael and Aunt Francis.  Sullivan has been further influence by the many outstanding UAB student, faculty, and staff members he has meet during the course of his career.  Sullivan is lifetime member of the UAB Alumni Society and a Blazer Booster.  He was named UAB employee of the month in July 2005 and awarded an honorary athletic letter by the UAB Athletic department in 2002. Sullivan and his wife make their home in the Crestline area of Birmingham. 



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