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Lincoln University, PA
 

RESOLUTION 166
April 17, 2004


DORMITORY CONSTRUCTION                     
 
WHEREAS, Lincoln University – of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education (“University”) is a not-for-profit corporation organized under the Lincoln University-Commonwealth Act, 24 P.S. §2510-4016 (“Act”), of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (“Commonwealth”); and

WHEREAS, The University (and its predecessor, the Ashmun Institute) were organized exclusively for certain educational purposes; and

WHEREAS, In furtherance of its educational purposes, the University has determined to undertake a project consisting of the planning, development and construction of a dormitory consisting of approximately 400 beds and ancillary facilities to be located on the main campus of the University at 1570 Old Baltimore Road, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania (the “Dormitory Project”); and

WHEREAS, In 2002, the University began the planning process for the Dormitory Project which included, but was not limited to, the retention of a financial consultant, an architectural firm and other consultants to assist the University with the Dormitory Project; and

WHEREAS, In order to insure timely completion of the Dormitory Project, the University intends to issue requests for proposals for such other consultants as may be necessary or appropriate for the Dormitory Project and to solicit bids for various contracts in connection with the construction of the Dormitory Project (collectively, the “Procurement”); and

WHEREAS, The University desires to authorize and approve the Dormitory Project and the Procurement, and to authorize certain officers of the Board and certain employees of the University to take certain actions in connection therewith; now therefore, the Board of Trustees of the University (“Board”) hereby

RESOLVES, as follows:

SECTION 1.  Authorized Officers
For purposes of this Resolution, each of the President of the University and the Vice President of Fiscal Affairs of the University shall constitute an “Authorized Officer”.  All authorizations and directions to any Authorized Officer herein shall be joint and several.

SECTION 2.  Approval of the Dormitory Project and the Procurement
The Board hereby authorizes and approves the Dormitory Project and the Procurement and authorizes and directs any Authorized Officer to undertake all actions necessary and appropriate in connection with the Dormitory Project and the Procurement. Any Authorized Officer is hereby authorized and directed to negotiate any and all contracts, agreements and purchase orders necessary or desirable in connection with the Dormitory Project and the Procurement (collectively, the “Contracts”) and to execute and deliver said Contracts in the form approved by such Authorized Officer in consultation with counsel to the University.

SECTION 3.  Other Actions
In addition to the actions specifically authorized or required by this Resolution, any Authorized Officer is hereby authorized and directed to take any action deemed necessary or appropriate to effect the Dormitory Project and the Procurement and any other matters contemplated hereby or any other matter deemed to be necessary or appropriate to effect the purposes of this Resolution.

SECTION 4.  Ratification of Prior Actions
Except as provided herein, all actions taken by any member of the Board or any employee of the University in connection with the Dormitory Project or the Procurement is hereby ratified and confirmed.

SECTION 5.  Inconsistent Resolutions Rescinded
All prior resolutions and parts thereof, to the extent inconsistent herewith, are hereby rescinded and repealed.

SECTION 6.  Effective Date of This Resolution
This Resolution shall be effective immediately upon the adoption thereof.

The Undersigned, Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Lincoln University, hereby certifies that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the Resolution adopted by the Board at a meeting thereof held on April 17, 2004, which meeting was duly called in accordance with the Bylaws of the University and at which meeting a quorum was present at all times.

Date:________________________            __________________________________
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