President’s Cabinet Meeting
January 20, 2009
9:00 a.m.
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  
Cabinet minutes of January 14, 2009 were approved.
Gates Millennium Scholar – Xavier Demond Davis, a Gates Millennium Scholar, is currently a junior with a 3.460 cum GPA at Lincoln University.  The Gates Millennium Scholars Program provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
House Appropriation Hearing – President Nelson is scheduled to appear before the House Appropriations Committee on March 2, 2009 for Lincoln University’s 2009-2010 budget hearing.
President Nelson distributed several articles which detailed actions being taken by different colleges and universities in light of declining state revenues in the current economic downturn. 
Lincoln University recently received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in the amount of $4000.  The award will be made at the November Convocation.
The draft Five Year Assessment Plan for Lincoln University was reviewed.
Cabinet requested that the office of human resources review their administration of the Family and Medical Leave Act as it pertains to the use of available sick leave.
Overtime requests for the 2009-2010 budget must be identified and justified in the budget requests for each department/division.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:15 a.m.
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