February 3, 2009
Ivory V. Nelson, Vice
Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Howard E.
Ms. Diane M. Brown. Ms. Germel
Eaton-Clarke and Ms. Jernice Lea attended for a portion of the meeting.
Cabinet minutes of January 27,
2009 were approved.
President Nelson distributed
articles regarding the speculation that the economic slump will result
students enrolling in Black colleges. Researchers
are also reporting that fewer college students are returning for the
year. Both scenarios may have an impact Lincoln University.
DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
An RFI for student housing will
first be issued to determine interest in the project.
Cabinet discussed possible locations for a
new student residence should the project move forward.
Two well-qualified finalist have
completed the interview process for the position of Director of
Assessment. An offer of employment will
be extended once the required background check is completed.
Vice President Venerable verified
that an allocation for summer school has been included in the academic
A draft “Harassment Prevention” policy was
distributed for review and comment. The
policy will be discussed at the next Cabinet meeting.
Vice President Merlin reported
that all W-2’s and 1099’s had been mailed by the January 31st
established by the IRS.
The contract with the Bookstore
is up for renewal this year. Vice
Merlin suggested the formation of a Bookstore Committee to assist in
process and identify requirements as we move forward in this area.
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
In light of the current economic
slump and its impact on grants and loans now available to students and
parents, the University is looking closely at its requirements
outstanding balances carried by our students.
Vice President Bynum estimates that 20-25 students may be
administratively withdrawn for financial reasons once the list of
carrying balances is further reviewed with this in mind.
Graduate Admissions – Ms. Jernice Lea provided a
report on efforts under way and under consideration to meet graduate
levels established for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Several options are being weighed in regard
to course requirements, student accessibility, available space and
staffing requirements. The
administration is looking into the possibility of holding some classes
evening during the workweek. It has
already been determined that pre-masters classes will be held in the
during the workweek for local residents.
To assist in recruiting efforts,
Masters Program recruiting brochures will be developed for use by
Undergraduate Admissions – Ms. Germel Eaton-Clarke
update and report on undergraduate admissions efforts and shared new
recruitment material with the Cabinet.
Ms. Eaton-Clarke also discussed the college fair schedule, high
visited, and obstacles faced by Lincoln University
recruiters. She indicated that more
involvement by faculty and staff in recruiting efforts would have a
impact on our perspective students and assist greatly in Lincoln’s
Spring Enrollment (as of 01.30.09)
There being no further business, President
Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:30 p.m.
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