President’s Cabinet Meeting
February 17, 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, Vice President William B. Bynum, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  

MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of February 10, 2009 were approved.
 
PRESIDENT
 
Capital Projects
A letter addressing concerns regarding possibly not meeting the construction timeline of the International Cultural Center was distributed.
 
Design for the Landscape and Athletics projects have not yet been approved.  Another meeting has been scheduled for a final design review before revised designs are presented.
 
Economic Impact on Higher Education
President Nelson distributed the agenda from a recent meeting with Mayor Nutter and Higher Education Leaders at which, higher education priorities, Federal Economic Stimulus opportunities were discussed.
 
Additional information regarding the Federal Economic Stimulus was distributed and discussed.
 
Articles addressing the impact of the economic downturn on HBCUs were also distributed and discussed.
 
Lincoln University IT Project Highlights
February 16, 2009 IT update was discussed.
 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
Vice President Venerable discussed the possible strategies in planning for the upcoming fall class schedules.
 
Cabinet also discussed teaching tools at the Graduate Center.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Vice President Merlin discussed the University’s Statement of Activities for the seven months ending January 31, 2009.
 
DEVELOPMENT & EXTERNAL RELATIONS
 
Vice Presidents Hill and Bynum, along with Athletic Director Dianthia Ford-Kee are in discussions with Cheyney University counterparts regarding plans for a Fall 2011 Lincoln/Cheyney Football Classic.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Lincoln University will seat a team in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge this year.  The 20th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament will be held March 26-30, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2009 (as of February 16, 2009)
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2009………………………..    4272
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2008………………………..    3039
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2009……………………………      906
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2008……………………………      628
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2009………………………………….        8
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2008………………………………….        2
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

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