President’s Cabinet Meeting

January 25, 2007

9:30 a.m.

Vail Hall Board Room


Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett for Vice President Michael B. Hill and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Attending for portion of meeting:  Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant


Draft Cabinet minutes of January 17, 2007 were approved.

Physical Plant Briefing

-         University Hall renovation is on schedule (52% complete)

-         Ware Center renovation is 56% complete and on schedule

-         HVAC project is 97% complete

-         Pony Boiler project is just getting underway.  Some underground work and demolition has been completed

-         Student Union Building renovation is underway.  Vehicle traffic has been detoured around the site and road closings are expected

-         Bowling Alley machine replacement is expected to be finished by the end of the week

-         Chapel renovation scope of work has been redefined to included additional items. Some items are in design while others are out for bid.

-         Security system is on hold until necessary paper work is complete


2006-2007 Lincoln University Capital Budget Modification

President Nelson has requested specific budget modifications to accomplish items for Mary Dod Brown Memorial Chapel, Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall fencing, refurbishing the bowling alley, Vail Hall roofing, cafeteria needs in the Thurgood Marshall Living-Learning Center, installation of speed bumps throughout the campus and building a softball field for women.

Reporting of Lincoln University Statistical Data

Cabinet approved a draft policy & procedure to govern the reporting of Lincoln University statistical data.  The policy is being implemented to help insure the accurate and uniform reporting of university statistical data to internal and external constituencies.

PA Department of Education

-         The Department of Education will no longer be requesting the PDE-325, PDE-326, PDE-327 or PDE-328 data reports.

-         The Department has sent notification of the responsibility of colleges and universities in complying with Act 99 of 1985, known as the Higher Education Gift Disclosure Act.  The offices of Development and Fiscal Affairs will work together to make certain that Lincoln University complies with this Act.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Appeals Procedure

MSCHE has issued an invitation for comments on it proposed draft Appeals Policy and Procedure.  The invitation stated, “Under the previous policy, the Association had the authority to act on Requests for Reconsideration and to establish an appeals panel from which a hearing panel would be selected in the event of an appeal.  Because this is a violation of the ‘Separate and Independent’ criterion for recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education, the policy now authorizes the Commission on Higher Education and its Executive Committee to review and act upon any Requests for Reconsideration.”  Comments are requested by February 5, 2007.

American Institutes for Research

Lincoln University will participate in the Institutes’ survey to determine the efforts of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Eliminate Health Disparities among African Americans. 

Fiscal Affairs

A revised “Termination Policy & Procedure” was distributed for review.  Cabinet was asked to bring any comments to the next meeting.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

A moratorium on parties has been reinstated until further notice.

Spring 2006 Enrollment Statistics as of January 24, 2007

# Undergraduates enrolled Spring 2006 ……………………   1802

# Graduates enrolled Spring 2006 ………………………….     510

Total UG/G                                                                  2312

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:20 p.m.

Diane M. Brown

Assistant to the President

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