President’s Cabinet Meeting
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
 
   
Minutes
 
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 and Ms. Diane M. Brown. 
 

MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of February 19, 2008, were approved.
 
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
 
Approximately 16 days have been lost on the construction of the new science building due to the weather.
 
Contractors officially began work on the library renovation February 19th.
 
Contractors are expected to break ground at the end of March for the International Cultural Center.
 
PRESIDENT
 
President Nelson attended a “Pennsylvania Student Loan Funding Summit” on Thursday, February 21, 2008 in Harrisburg.  The Summit was sponsored by PHeaa and brought together political, education and financial leaders to discuss the impending crisis in funding for student loans.  Cabinet discussed material distributed at the Summit and the effects this downward turn in funding may mean to Lincoln students.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Additional analysis information regarding the health care provider options for the upcoming benefit year was shared with Cabinet. 
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS & ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Vice President Bynum reported that a team of personnel associated with Lincoln University’s athletics program and the transition to Division II, made a very informative and successful visit to the University of Indianapolis February 20 – 22, 2008.  The visit was part of the NCAA Division II reclassification process which advises exploratory members to visit an active, model DII athletic program.
   
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

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