President’s Cabinet Meeting
Wednesday, February 27, 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 and Ms. Diane M. Brown. 

Cabinet minutes of February 19, 2008, were approved.
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 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.
Additional analysis information regarding the health care provider options for the upcoming benefit year was shared with Cabinet. 
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.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

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