President's Cabinet Meeting
February 18, 2003

Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Chief Larry Woods, and Ms. Diane M. Brown Minutes of the February 10, 2003

Cabinet Meeting were approved.

Students called to active duty
Lincoln University will take necessary steps to ensure that students called to active duty will not suffer loss of funds or educational opportunity.

Spring 2003 Enrollment Data
Enrollment numbers as of February 14, 2003 are 50 under budget for the second semester.

Reduction of State Appropriation for FY'03
The recent $120 million state spending freeze represents a $128,000 cut in Lincoln's state support for the current fiscal year.

State Higher Education Equipment Grants
Because of the Commonwealth's revenue shortfall, a freeze has been placed on $2 million of the funding originally earmarked for this program. Of the remaining $4 million remaining in the budget for the grant, Lincoln University will receive $17,120 to purchase educational equipment for the classroom.

Emergency Snow Closing
The campus was closed on Monday, February 17, 2003 as the Governor had declared a state of emergency. The Cabinet expressed special thanks for the efforts of Physical Plant and Public Safety personnel who worked through the weekend and Monday to provide access for our students to dormitories and other essential facilities on the campus.

Development & External Relations
The University has received a $1 million grant from the Oxford Foundation for needed repairs to the Ware Center Theatre and roof. The first installment of up to half of the grant amount is expected by June 30, 2003.

The Cabinet meeting was adjourned at 12:00 PM.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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