President’s Cabinet Meeting
January 27, 2009
9:00 a.m.
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum, Debbie Bullock for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  
Cabinet minutes of January 20, 2009 were approved.
Strategic Plan Updates – President Nelson emphasized that the information contained in the Strategic Plans must be shared and communicated to all groups of employees on campus.  The updated Plan should be completed by mid-February.  The vice presidents were asked to provide edits/comments regarding the Goal Definitions and Assumptions for Strategic Planning which are included in the Plan.
Developmental Course credit – Developmental courses completed prior to 2006 count toward graduation.  Developmental courses taken after 2006 will not count toward graduation credits.
Proposed Budget Process and Measures – Cabinet continued its discussion of Lincoln University’s 2008-09 budget and 2009-10 budgetary issues that must be addressed.  Discussion included how Lincoln University might take advantage of funds that may become available through the government’s stimulus package under consideration.
The implementation of an Advisory Board for the Center of Excellence in Business has made significant progress and is expected to launch with the next few months.
The division was asked to look further into the request coming from LEVAS Communications, LLL to permit 900AM WURD to broadcast live from Lincoln University’s campus during Black History Month 2009.  Development was asked to involve the Department of Communications on this.
Vice President Hill presented a draft scope for RFI/RFP for student housing.
The committee has narrowed search for the Director of Assessment to two candidates. 
The move for freshmen to declare a major in their first semester is progressing.
Cabinet authorized the discontinuance of a severance policy in favor of case by case negotiation.
Open benefit enrollment will take place for two days in March.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:45 p.m.

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