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.
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
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
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
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.
The Vice President for Fiscal Affairs presented a draft direct deposit program
for newly hired employees.
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……………………………..
No. of Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2004……………………………..
No. of Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005………………………..
No. of Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2004………………………..
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at
Jody C. Brunner
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