Presidentís Cabinet Meeting
February 5, 2001


Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Saligrama C. SubbaRao, Vice President Michael Hill, Mr. Edward L. McCusker, Dr. William B. Bynum, Ms. Diane M. Brown.

February 17, 2001 Board of Trustees Meeting - The meeting will be held in the Ware Center Little Theatre.  The Audit Committee will meet at 8:30 AM that morning, and the University independent auditors will be present to review and discuss the June 30, 2000 and 1999 financial statements.

A meeting of the Alumni Association will be held at 2:00 PM that afternoon on the campus.


Academic Affairs
Vice President SubbaRao provided the Cabinet with additional information concerning the Act 136 Proposed Regulations, which will impact the Lincoln University MHS degree.  President Nelson is scheduled to meet with officers of the Graduate Alumni Chapter on Wednesday, February 7, 2001 to discuss this issue.

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (SAEM)
All chartered student groups are required to have an advisor who is currently in the employ of the University.  Vice President Bynum will ensure that all student organizations are in compliance.

Admissions Statistics - Data as of February 2, 2001
# of undergraduate applications for Fall 2001------------------------------------1201
"          ''                          "              " Fall 2000----------------------------------1496
# admitted for Fall 2001----------------------------------------------------------224
"      "            " Fall 2000----------------------------------------------------------182
# deposits paid for Fall 2001--------------------------------------Data Not Available
"       "          "     "  Fall 2000--------------------------------------Data Not Available

# of Graduate applications for Fall 2001---------------------------Data Not Available
 # of Graduates admitted for Fall 2001-----------------------------Data Not Available

The Cabinet reviewed revised Scholarship Criteria recommendations presented by Vice President Bynum. The revisions were suggested so that Lincoln will be more competitive with other HBCU's and majority institutions in our  "market area" for 21st Century, Presidential, and University scholars.  The revisions will also provide greater financial assistance to families and make Lincoln an even "better buy" than it is currently.  This should translate into greater application/enrollment and admitted/enrollment yields for Fall 2001.  With the proposed changed scholarship criteria, Lincoln will be in a better position to maximize those funds set aside for new student scholarship/aid.

The Proposed Scholarship Criteria are as follows:
             Scholarship          GPA              SAT/ACT                  Amount
             21st Century          3.5              1200/27                      Full-Renew
                                                                                                 w/ 3.4 Cum

             Presidential            3.3              1100/24                      All but Fees
                                                                                                 Renew 3.4

             University              3.2              1000/21                      Tuition
                                                                                                 Renew 3.4

             LU Grant              2.0              900/19                          up to 4,000

            Comm Coll          3.5                                                     5,000
         (A.A. Degree)                                                                   Non-Renew
                                        3.25                                                 3,500

 Upper-class students (No Incompletes, at least 24 credit hours earned):
 Merit                           3.5 Cum                                                6,000
                                    3.3 Cum                                                4,000
                                    3.0 Cum                                                2,500
                                                                                                 All Renew


The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has announced that KeystoneBest Loans will be available to students beginning with the 2001-2002 academic year.  KeystoneBest places an additional $20 million directly in the hands of PA students to assist with the costs of higher education.  Vice President Bynum will ensure that Lincoln staff have available all information on this new initiative.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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