President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
9:00 a.m.
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 following Commencement.


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.


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:
        Undergraduate Students    1,920
        Graduate Students               585
        Total                                2,505


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 12:10 p.m.
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