Frank Hill joined the University of Virginia's Facilities
Management team in 1977 as a member of the grounds crew.
His dedication and his exemplary skill with heavy equipment
such as forklifts, backhoes and snow plows earned him
a stellar reputation. At his retirement in 2006, he held
the position of Highway Equipment Operator in the Landscape
Division. Known as the "Snow Czar", Mr. Hill
was always the first to arrive and among the last to leave
in a winter storm. He also responded to emergencies varying
from downed trees to broken water mains. His skills and
leadership were tapped to install art exhibits, move delicate
physics instruments, and excavate archaeological sites.
He played a crucial role in twenty-eight graduations as
well as visits by Presidents, dignitaries and Nobel Laureates.