President’s Cabinet Meeting

January 30, 2007

9:00 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, Vice President Michael B. Hill and Ms. Diane M. Brown.


Draft Cabinet minutes of January 25, 2007 were approved.

Pennsylvania’s Academic Freedom Reforms

Cabinet discussed correspondence received from the David Horowitz Freedom Center regarding Academic Freedom Hearings conducted last year by a committee of the Pennsylvania legislature.  While Lincoln does not have an official policy on this subject, the university does follow a recognized practice.  This practice will be reviewed and a formal policy governing academic freedom protections for Lincoln students will be drafted for implementation.

Academic Affairs

An update on the Middle States Self Study and faculty union negotiations was provided.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

The revised “Athletic Department Mission Statement” was presented.

At the request of the vice president, the student mailroom will close at 8 PM, effective immediately.

Spring 2006 Enrollment Statistics as of January 29, 2007

# Undergraduates enrolled Spring 2006 ……………………   1798

# Graduates enrolled Spring 2006 ………………………….     526

Total UG/G                                                                  2324

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.

Diane M. Brown

Assistant to the President

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