President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
 

 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dr. John O. Chikwem, Dr. Judith A.W. Thomas, Dr. Gladys J. Willis and Ms. Jody C. Brunner for Ms. Diane M. Brown.
 
MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of January 8, 2008, were approved as corrected.
 
PRESIDENT
 
Middle States Evaluator Visit
 
President Nelson announced that Dr. Stanton Biddle, Middle States Evaluator, is on campus today and is scheduled to meet with various constituents of the University.
 
PA DGS Projects
 
Since December 10, the departments of Physical Plant and IT have had the arduous task of moving offices, classrooms and equipment from University Hall, Ware Center, the Graduate Center and the Library.  President Nelson asked all staff members for their patience and assistance with Physical Plant and the IT departments during this very difficult and demanding time.
 
Strategic Plan
 
Division updates to the University’s Strategic Plan are due February 2008.
 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
Step-To-College Program
 
Vice President Venerable presented a copy of the “Policy Overview” for the Step-To-College Program.  Lincoln University has sixty “special admit” students enrolled in the Program at the Graduate Center.  A copy of the “Policy Overview” will be forwarded to the Admissions, Registrar and Student Affairs departments.
 
Ware Center
 
Cabinet members and Deans discussed the operation, training and maintenance of the new equipment in Ware Center.
 
Dean Willis reported that there will be a formal friend-raiser celebration of University Hall and Ware Center on March 8, 2008.
 
The Lincoln University Board of Trustees Distinguished Faculty Awards
 
LUC-AAUP and the Administration have reached an agreement regarding the Lincoln University Board of Trustees Distinguished Faculty Awards.  The 2007 awards will be honored.
 
Schools
 
President Nelson requested Special Editions of the Lincoln Review highlighting the accomplishments of each School.
 
Pre-Registration/Registration
 
President Nelson asked Vice President Venerable to announce University-wide that Lincoln University no longer provides pre-registration for courses.
 
The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
 
The Deans are to identify and submit to the Vice President for Academic Affairs up to three applications for the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award and Minority Junior Faculty Programs.  The deadline for each application is February 29, 2008.
 
DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
 
Amos Lecture Series
 
Vice President Hill indicated that the Amos Lecture Series must be controlled by the Faculty Lectures and Recitals Committee.  Dean Chikwem will incorporate this year’s Lecture in the Annual Science Conference to be held March 15, 2008.


FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
FY08 Enrollment as of 01.14.08; the Statement of Activities for 6-Months Ending 12.31.07; Variance Analysis (12.31.07 Actual v. 12.31.07 Budget) and the Conformance Report by Functional Department for the period 07.01.07—12.31.07 were presented and discussed.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Student Enhancements
 
Vice President Bynum reported that the first Student Body Meeting was held on January 14, 2008, and the first home CIAA men’s basketball game (St. Paul University) was held on January 10, 2008.
 
An Emergency Notification System meeting has been scheduled for January 23, 2008.  The system will include a horn, text, email, pop-up alert and electrical sign notifications.
 
Readmission Policy
 
Vice President Bynum presented a draft Readmission Policy Statement and Procedure for review.
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:45 p.m.

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