President’s Cabinet Meeting

Monday, February 21, 2005

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum Jr., Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable II, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis.  Also in attendance:  NAFEO Kellogg Leadership Fellow Dr. Kenoye Eke, Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Cheyney University.  Attendance for a portion of the meeting:  Mr. Kiran Taunk, Director of Human Resources.

Human Resources
The Director of Human Resources briefed the Cabinet on various functions and challenges facing the Department.

In the future, the Director of Human Resources will notify the President of any unauthorized verbal employment offers/terminations made by University personnel.

The February 7, 2005 Cabinet meeting minutes were approved.

Construction and Physical Plant Maintenance (2005-2008)
The President will make every effort to expedite completion of DGS Project No. 1101-39 (Life Science Building) before the proposed August 2007 completion date.

2004-05 Actual v. Budget – January 31, 2005
The President stressed that all must be prudent in spending for the remainder of the year.

Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholar’s Program (PLUS)
Lincoln University  is planning to be the site for the Summer 2005 PLUS Program.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The President will nominate Dr. William B. Bynum, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, for service on the Commission for the term January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2008.

The Gallup Organization
The Vice President for Development and External Relations will appoint the Director of Career Services to represent Lincoln University at a specialized 1-day training session (StrengthsQuest) for Gallup/TMSF Strengths Coaches during the TMSF Professional Conference in March.  The program is designed for incoming freshmen to help them discover, develop and apply their strengths and talents so that they will persist, achieve and gain maximum benefits from the college experience and prepare them for a fulfilling career.

Fiscal Affairs
The Vice President for Fiscal Affairs presented a draft direct deposit program for newly hired employees.

Academic Affairs
The Vice President for Academic Affairs reported that the Philadelphia high school Step-To-College Program is progressing very well.

The President requested the Dean of Social Sciences and Behavioral Studies to chair team/individual meetings with Education Department faculty regarding PA Department of Education certification requirements.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
The Vice President for Student Affairs reported that the student loan default rate was down from 14.1 last year to 9.1 this year.

The men’s basketball team completed an outstanding 20-win season for the first time in University history.

The Dean of Students and Campus Life notified the student body that, as a result of altercations that took place on Lincoln’s campus this past weekend, a party moratorium has been reinstated until further notice.

Undergraduate Admission Statistics for Fall 2005 (as of February 21, 2005)
No. of Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2005……………………………..    3304    
No. of Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2004……………………………..    2498

No. of Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005………………………..    ……….  509
No. of Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2004………………………..    ……….  384

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:50 p.m.

Jody C. Brunner
Administrative Assistant
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