January 14, 2009
Vail Hall Board Room
Ivory V. Nelson, Vice
Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President
Hill, Dean Jerryl Briggs for Vice President William
B. Bynum, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W.
Gladys J. Willis and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Mr.
attended for a portion of the meeting.
Cabinet minutes of December 9,
2008 were approved.
President Nelson spoke to the
group about the continuing economic situation and its impact on Lincoln University, particularly in
light of the
additional 1.75% budgetary reserve recently announced by the
additional reduction brings the total Commonwealth nonpreferred
reserve to 6%. Dr. Nelson emphasized the
need for prudent budget management as we close out this academic year
for the next. He also emphasized the
need for the sharing of information and communicating across divisions.
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
Langston Hughes Memorial Library – Contractors are
Phase I. Meetings regarding Phase II
have been scheduled. Library staff will
remain in the modules until Phase II is completed.
International Cultural Center – Project is
– Project is 90% complete.
Wellness Center, Athletic Fields & Landscaping –
Projects have been approved by the Township.
Roof Replacement – Projects near completion. Contractors are finishing up some final
Generator – Project has been completed; however, issues
controls have arisen.
Student Union Building (SUB)
– Had received complaints
regarding the high temperatures in the building prior to the holiday
break. Source of problem has been
and Physical Plant is working with company to resolve control issue.
Vice President discussed the Core
Curriculum Learner Outcomes (8 competencies) and how reporting of these
outcomes can best be handled.
The January 20 Inauguration
events will be aired in Ware
Center and in the
Union Building. An educational event
to this event will take place in Ware Center
throughout the day.
The tentative timeline for the
First NCATE visit was discussed. Copies
of the Letter of Intent for First Time NCATE Accreditation were also
with the group.
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
There is a waiting list for
housing consisting of 17 females and 25 males for the spring semester. Today (Jan. 14) is the last day for returning
students to claim housing. The housing
staff is confident that we will be at 100% occupancy.
Act 101 funding to Lincoln
been cut based on the
number of students currently served. Due
to ACT 101 stipulations, the number is currently at 109, which is down
considerably from previous years.
DEVELOPMENT & EXTERNAL RELATIONS
An update on the Emergency
Response Plan will be provided at the next Cabinet meeting.
Cabinet approved the 2010 and 2011 Lincoln University
The Federal Department of Health and Human Services has
indirect cost rate to 55%
for all on-campus programs. The new rate
is effective 7/1/08 to 6/30/10.
The 12/31/08 variance analysis of the FY09 budget was
There being no further business, President
Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.
President's Information Exchange.
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