President’s Cabinet Meeting
Wednesday, February 19, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis and Ms. Diane M. Brown. 
Cabinet minutes of February 11, 2008, were approved.
On Monday, February 18, 2008, music faculty and academic affairs administrators made a trip into Philadelphia to pick out two new Steinway pianos for the University.  The acquisition of these two new Steinways brings the total of Lincoln University owned Steinways to four.
The School of Humanities & Graduate Studies Concert Series will kick off on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 7 PM with the first program to be held in the new renovated Ware Center Theater.  The event will feature performances by The Young Musicians Community Orchestra as well as featured artists and The Lincoln University Concert Choir.  The event is free and open to local and surrounding communities.  However, reservations/tickets are required due to limited seating in the Ware Theater. 
The Dean for the School of Social Sciences and Behavioral Students and the Chair of the Education Department will be attending the Spring 2008 Accreditation and Accountability Quality Conference sponsored by NCATE and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) to find out the requirements to meet NCATE standards for accreditation.
All requests for summer capital projects should be submitted to the Director of Physical Plant as soon as possible.  A complete list will be compiled and projects prioritized by the Cabinet.
An update on the construction at 3020 Lincoln Plaza in Philadelphia was provided.  The procedure for facility requests was also clarified.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new International Cultural Center (ICC) will be scheduled for April.
Vice President Merlin announced the addition of a Risk Analyst and Special Accounts Accountant to the staff of his division.
The Datatel cashiering function went live on Monday, February 18th. 
Information regarding the selection of the University’s health care provider was shared with Cabinet.  Lincoln is looking at various options for the upcoming benefit year.
A test of the new Emergency Alert System has been scheduled for Friday, February 29, 2008.
A fire occurred in the basement of Hansberry Hall on Monday evening.  The fire started in the wiring to a dryer and was contained with minimal fire or smoke damage.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:45 p.m.

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