President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, February 16 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, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  

MINUTES

Cabinet minutes of February 9, 2010 were approved.

PRESIDENT

University Closing – President Nelson commended all those who worked over the past week to clear the campus roads and parking lots of snow after the snow storm last Wednesday.  The physical plant and student affairs staff coordinated efforts to prepare the campus so that the University could re-open on Monday.  The student affairs staff also made an outstanding effort to provide for our students’ needs during the shut-down.

Assessment Plan – President Nelson requested that the Assessment Report include data to show that the University’s decisions have been made based on the assessment process.  Dr. Venerable indicated that this information will be included as Volume IV of the Report.

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Bachelor of Human Services (BHS) – Dean Willis informed the group of the decisions that must be made relative to the implementation of the BHS program.  The question was raised as to whether restructuring the Pre-Masters program might meet our objective.

Advancement to the Top (AT3) – Vice Presidents Venerable and Hill provided update on AT3.  A need for applications specialists was discussed.  It was agreed that the business office, human resources and the registrar’s office may need a dedicated specialist for each area.

FISCAL AFFAIRS

Vice President Merlin provided summary information regarding the bids received for the University’s 2010-2011 health coverage plan.  A review of accounts receivables and the budget variance analysis were also provided.

STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT

New Residence Hall – Three final vendors have been selected for the project.  The Committee will be meeting and talking to the finalists again prior to the final selection.

Spring Enrollment Statistics (As of 02.16.10):
        Undergraduate Students    1,922
        Graduate Students               589
        Total                                2,511

 Fall 2010 Admission Statistics (as 02.15.10):

# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2009…………………………….    4292
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2010………………………….…    4000
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2010 with 900+ SAT………........      446

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2009………………………………..      912
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2010……………………………..…      740
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2010 with 900+ SAT………….........      294

# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2009…………………………………....        14
# 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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