President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
9:00 a.m.



MINUTES

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.  Mr. John Thompson was  in attendance for a portion of the meeting.


MINUTES

Cabinet minutes of February 2, 2010 were approved.


PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING

Mr. Thompson reported that DGS will be awarding the Academic Counseling Center and the Landscaping/Athletic Fields projects as “Best Value Projects,” which Lincoln personnel do not consider to be the most ideal method.  

A tracking mechanism for DGS projects will be developed to make certain all project items are completed and that all available funding is utilized.

Physical plant personnel are authorized to rotate the furnishings currently in storage or discard as appropriate.

The Cabinet authorized the sale of the X-Ray Defractometer currently located in Wright Hall, if a buyer can be identified, as it has not been used in quite some time and it is not likely that it will be used in the future.  This option is preferred over placing a piece of equipment that has no foreseeable use in storage for an indefinite period of time.


ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

MSCHE Monitoring Report – Dr. Venerable indicated that he is confident that a Monitoring Report meeting the MSCHE expectations will be ready to submit by the April 1, 2010 deadline.  


MAINTENANCE AND HOUSEKEEPING

Vice President Hill reported that the transition of the housekeeping reporting function from Physical Plant to the Director of Human Resources has begun.  He is confident that the move, once complete, will allow for enhanced provision of service to the campus community and particularly to our students.

Mr. Hill also shared the “Operational Goals” of the Maintenance Department with Cabinet.  The Goals include the identification and separation of repair or services requests into the categories of “Life Safety Issues” or “Non-Life Safety Issues.”  “Life Safety Issues” will be given priority over “Non-Life Safety Issues.”  The category of the requests will also determine an appropriate response time for response and resolution.


STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT

Cabinet discussed the possibility of assisting those students in need of additional funding in order to remain at Lincoln University.  The criteria to determine which students would receive assistance were not determined but would be decided in the near future.


Spring Enrollment Statistics (As of 02.08.10):
        Undergraduate Students    1,921
        Graduate Students               585
        Total                                2,506

Fall 2010 Admission Statistics (as 01.31.10):


# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2009…………………………….    3939
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2010………………………….…    3951
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2010 with 900+ SAT………........      436

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2009………………………………..     694
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2010……………………………..…     724
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2010 with 900+ SAT…………........      285

# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2009…………………………………....      13
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2010…………………………………….       5
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2010 by students with 900+ SAT. ….......        1


ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.
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