President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
ATTENDEES: President Ivory V.
Nelson, Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Michael
Byers for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Gladys J.
Willis, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Mr. John Thompson, Ms. Stephanie Rand and Ms.
Sylvia Honesty were in attendance for a portion of the meeting.
Cabinet meeting minutes of January 18, 2011 were approved.
PHYSICAL PLANT UPDATE
Ms. Stephanie Rand, SGA Vice
President Internal, presented a proposal “Go Green, Lincoln University
Sustainable Recycling Initiative” to begin a campus wide (all
buildings and dorms) recycling program on the campus. Executive Vice President Hill will look into
Mr. Thompson provided the following update
of capital projects under way or planned for the campus.
owners request for the kitchen equipment and the fit-out for the exercise
equipment are under consideration with the State for 1011-47 Wellness Center.
request for the FF & E equipment for 1101-47 Wellness Center is also under
for the proposed campus model have been reviewed. Now the cost for the model and
proposals are under review. As soon as a path forward is determined a time line
can be developed for the work.
have begun to formulate plans for this coming summer work.
been in conversation with the State Regional Construction Director about the
path forward on the power issues. He is trying to expedite the work from DGS’s
side. He is lobbying for most of it to be done on a change order which is quicker
than a third phase. He is looking to secure funding from three projects in
order to get this done.
does have a project underway to bring a new service line to their substation in
Nottingham. Completion is scheduled for June of 2011. We are submitting an
owners request to provide power to the University as requested in the 1101-28
Campus Power Project.
in the process of securing quotes for two light towers as back-up in case of an
DGS Project Status:
1101-28: This project includes a third 150KV generator
and also some modifications to the distribution of the services. After meeting
with PECO we have learned a new line is being installed and completed by July.
This will increase our line voltage by almost 2%. Along with the plan we are
asking for a secondary transformer and new feeders to our switch gear. Once the
third generator is installed we would be in good shape long into the future. We
have also asked PECO to plan for an increase of 1.5 to 2 MW’s over the next ten
1101-32 Vail Hall:
The scheduled move date for the Vail Hall move is February 5th &
6th. The Lincoln Hall staff is scheduled to be moved out the
1101-39 (Grimm) 1101-43 (Wright) and 1101-44 (Library): All three projects schedules have slipped. The
project been forced out about two weeks.
1101-45 (Landscape) and 1101-46 (Athletics): A meeting was held with the design firm and his
associated professionals to discuss land management and the program for the
change orders. We now have a path forward. There are only issues the we believe
may not make the approval list. We have also discussed the operation of the new
steel erection is about 75% complete, and the underground work is well
underway. The proposed brick sample for
the building has been reviewed and we are asking the Professional to resubmit.
A third submittal is in the works. The exterior brick was approved but the
interior masonry is still under redesign.
1101-48: Kimmel Bogrette Architects, one of our
recommendations was awarded the Dickey Hall renovation project. DGS is
processing the paperwork and as soon as a contract is awarded the design
process can get started.
1. 1101-28-3 Additional Generator -
Chris Morris & J. Thompson
2. 1101-32 - Joe Urban & J.
3. 1101-38 (Roof Repairs) - Joe
4. 1101-39, 43, 44, - Gerry Davis
& Joe Urban
5. 1101-45, 46 - Chris Morris &
Horticultural Manager (funded position)
6. 1101-47 - Jim Teal
7. 1101-48 - J. Thompson
President Nelson requested
written reports from designated project contacts for DGS projects. These reports are to be submitted on a
MIDDLE STATES REPRESENTATIVE
Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett,
Assistant Vice President Institutional Effectiveness, Sponsored Programs and
Research, has been appointed to serve as Lincoln University’s institutional
representative to Middle States.
STUDENT LEARNING ASSESSMENT
The academic deans will discuss
and provide a mechanism for the assessment process of the Core Curriculum/First
Year Experience (FYE), African American Experience and Success programs.
Deans Chikwem, Thomas and Willis
indicated that all program assessment plans submitted to President Nelson thus
far are ready to be implemented for the 2011 spring assessment cycle. Those programs include:
Humanities & Graduate
Studies: English Liberal Arts, Mass Communications Center of Excellence,
Master of Human Services, Music Education, Religion, Spanish
Natural Sciences &
Mathematics: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
Social Sciences &
Behavioral Studies: Early childhood Education, Finance, Health &
Physical Education, Health Science, History, Human Services (Sociology),
Information technology, Management, MSA/Finance & Human Resources,
M.Ed./Early Childhood Education, Political Science, Psychology
(Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Bio-psychological
President Nelson will contact the
standing Faculty Assessment Committee to request that they review the baseline
data for Lincoln University’s assessment plans and provide feedback to
departments following its review.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the
meeting at 12:25 p.m.
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