President’s Cabinet Meeting
February 10, 2009
9:00 a.m.

 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean Jerryl Briggs for Vice President William B. Bynum, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Mr. John Thompson attended for a portion of the meeting.
 
MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of February 3, 2009 were approved.
 
PHYSICAL PLANT UPDATE
 
Lincoln University’s new emergency generators are now up.  The generators will supply power for the University in the event the outside electric source is interrupted.
 
The drawings for the renovations to Wright and Grim Halls are in progress.  These projects will be sent out to bid in the near future.
 
Phase II library renovation drawings are now in progress.
 
PRESIDENT
 
The steps being taken by  various colleges and universities due to the economic downturn were discussed.  Cabinet also discussed possible steps Lincoln University must take in order to continue to provide optimum services to our students during this difficult period.
 
Governor Edward G. Rendell presented his proposed Fiscal Year 2009-2010 State Budget to the Commonwealth on February 4, 2009.  The Governor’s budget includes a $13,623,000 operating budget appropriation for Lincoln University for FY 2009-2010.  The Governor’s proposed budget also projected no growth in Lincoln’s appropriation through FY 2013-14.
 
The Governor’s proposed FY 2009-2010 budget also includes $45,500,000 in Lincoln University capital funding for legislative approval for the following projects.
 
PROJECT BASE PROJECT COST DESIGN & CONTINGENCIES TOTAL PROJECT COST
Renovation of Vail Hall $12,000,000 3,000,000 15,000,000
Lincoln Hall Renovation 16,000,000 4,000,000 20,000,000
Security Building Renovation 5,600,000 1,400,000 7,000,000
Lincoln Hall FFE 1,600,000 400,000 2,000,000
Security Building FFE 1,200,000 300,000 1,500,000
TOTAL $36,400,000 $9,100,000 $45,500,000
 
 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
The request to have white boards installed in some of the classrooms at the Graduate Center was discussed.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Cabinet approved the revised “Harassment Prevention” policy.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
   
Admission Statistics for fall 2009 (as of February 9, 2009)
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2009………………………..    3919
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2007………………………..    2879
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2008……………………………      685
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………………      540
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2008………………………………….        7
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2007………………………………….        2
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 10:30 a.m.
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