President’s Cabinet Meeting

February 20, 2007

9:00 a.m.

Vail Hall Board Room


 Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith, A.W. Thomas and Ms. Diane M. Brown.


Draft Cabinet minutes of February 13, 2007 were approved.

Budget Preparations

President Nelson spoke on the subject of the various influences that must be considered as the 2007-2008 operating budget is being developed.  All requests for personnel increases must be reviewed carefully.  The Division of Fiscal Affairs will be given the opportunity to make a presentation concerning its personnel needs at the next meeting of the Cabinet.

Pandemic Flu

The Vice Presidents were asked to talk to their staffs to raise the conscience level concerning the pandemic flu.  Lincoln University has a plan of action in place in the event of a deadly flu pandemic.

Fiscal Affairs

Additional employee survey data concerning selection of the University’s health insurance plan was provided for discussion.

An update on faculty and police union negations was also provided.

Development and External Relations

4th Annual Chester County Economic Outlook Breakfast

Lincoln University and Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry will host the 4th Annual Chester County Economic Outlook Breakfast on Friday, March 2, 2007.  This annual event positions Lincoln as a resource and think tank in terms of economic development within the county. 

Students Recognized at Conference

Ninety-five Lincoln students attended the Chaka Fattah Conference held February 16-18 in Philadelphia.  Two of our students won laptop computers while five others received scholarship certificates and cash prizes valued at  $50 to $500.

Master Lease

Negotiations for the Graduate Center Master Lease are moving forward with closing expected to take place the first week in March.

Student Visitations

The Director of Career Services recently accompanied seven Lincoln student to Rhode Island for law school visitations.

 Black History Month

Two Black History Month programs have been held thus far during the month of March. 

 Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

 Lincoln University will host the Women’s Division III Independent Basketball tournament the weekend of February 23-24, 2007.


There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:15 p.m.

Diane M. Brown

Assistant to the President

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