President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
ICC Cabinet Room
ATTENDEES: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael
B. Hill, Interim Vice President Jerryl Briggs, Vice President Grant D. Venerable,
Vice President Howard E. Merlin, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.
Cabinet minutes of January 19, 2010 were approved.
Langston Hughes Memorial Library – DGS has extended the bid date for
the LHML renovation project, pushing the estimated construction start date
back to June of this year. In light of this extension, President Nelson
asked that, if not prohibited by DGS regulations, steps be taken to provide
access by our students to the Library stacks on the fourth (4th) floor.
Mr. Thompson indicated that proper safety barriers and egress could be put
in place by Monday, February 8, 2010.
Summer Projects – Priorities on the summer capital budget will include
the residence halls and the cafeteria as well as a campus maintenance plan.
The summer budget has been set at $1,000,000. The summer project list
must be developed and approved so that work on the projects can begin immediately
Academic Assessment – Vice President Venerable provided an oral report
on the progress of the University’s academic assessment. President
Nelson requested that a summary report document be made available for Cabinet
review at the next Cabinet meeting.
Project “Advance to the Top” – Cabinet engaged in discussion of priorities,
focal points, and strategies. The implementation plan will be presented
to the Board at its February meeting.
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights – Lincoln University, based on its
proximity to Washington, DC, has been included in a study undertaken by the
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on gender disparities in undergraduate admissions.
Lincoln’s Director of Institutional Research will head the data collection
in response to the subpoena issued in this regard. University officers
will appear before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on February 19, 2010
to produce subpoenaed documents.
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Vice President Briggs provided a proposed “Learning, Social, and Recreational
Activities Schedule” for the 2010 Summer Bridge Program.
A food service consultant has been hired to perform regular inspections of
the cafeteria and kitchen.
Spring Enrollment Statistics:
Vice President Merlin provided updates on various matters in the division
of fiscal affairs.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at
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