President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
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, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Attending for portion of meeting:  Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant.
Cabinet minutes of January 15, 2008, were approved as corrected.
Mr. Thompson provided the following updates on the ongoing DGS Projects on the campus. 
        Science Building – Contractors are setting the foundation.  The construction is currently on schedule.
         Student Academic Counseling Center – The kick off meeting has been held and helped all constituents understand better         Lincoln University’s concept and expectations relative to this project.
         Landscape General Campus/Sidewalks/Streets & Athletic Fields – Four meetings have been held regarding these         projects.  Lincoln University has requested and DGS is in agreement that these two bids should be combined.  DGS is awaiting direction on the appropriate steps to accomplish this.  If granted, the combined project will be awarded to a single prime contractor for both projects.
Appropriations Hearings
Lincoln University has been scheduled to give testimony before the House and Senate Appropriations Committees in Harrisburg on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 @ 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, respectively.
PA College Campus Security Assessment Report
President Nelson asked that the Department of Public Safety and Security review this report which is available on the PA State Police web site at  The report contains vulnerabilities and practical countermeasures to strengthen the security of a campus.
Middle States Evaluation Team
The members of the Evaluation Team assigned to Lincoln University’s accreditation review are listed below:
Thelma B. Thompson     President, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (CHAIR)
Deborah W. Allen           Professor, Early Childhood & Family Studies,  Kean University

F. Biddle            Administrative Services Librarian, City University of New York
Cheryl H. Blackman      Chair, Department of Psychology, Bowie State University

Roger V. Bruszewski      Vice President for Finance and Administration, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Anthony Campbell         Associate Vice President Student Affairs & Dean of  Students, Rider University
Kathryn Doherty            Assistant Vice President for Assessment and Institutional Research, Towson University
Lincoln University Recognized
 An upcoming issue of Journal of Black Studies places Lincoln University among the “top three” of institutions identified in a study examining the “language used in the institutional vision – that is, the mission and/or vision statements – of HBCUs and other types of 2- and 4-year institutions.  The purpose of the study [was] to see if HBCUs are keeping pace with the changing environment in higher education by employing verbiage in its institutional vision that distinguishes between activities that conform to institution imperatives and those that do not, serves to inspire and motivate those within an institution, and effectively communicates to external constituents.”
The division is in the process of securing a consultant to develop a newsletter on Lincoln University’s five Centers of Excellence, which will maximize the marketability of these programs.  The newsletter will be developed with input from the Deans and faculty and available program mission and vision statements and program descriptions.
The vice president and deans will be reviewing the issues raised and discussed at the self-study town meeting.  The self-study chairs have encouraged that any person interested in moving the discussion to action, please propose a next step.
Development of the Lincoln University 2008-2009 operating and capital budgets is currently under way.
Student Enhancement
Lincoln University’s waiver for football inclusion was accepted and approved by the CIAA and the NCAA.  The same waiver will be sought for basketball, baseball and track & field for the 2008-2009 season.
Enrollment Statistics - Spring 2008:
   Enrollment  Statistics – Spring 2008 (as of 01-18-08)  
# Returning Undergraduate Students  1787
# New Undergraduate Students 86
# Total Undergraduate Students 1873
# Returning Graduate Students 421
# New Graduate Students 82
# Total Graduate Students 503
Total UG/G Students 2376
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:50 a.m.
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