President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
9:00 a.m.


MINUTES

ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Interim Vice President Jerryl Briggs, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, and Ms. Diane M. Brown

MINUTES

Cabinet minutes of February 24, 2010 were approved.

DISCUSSION TOPICS

Summer Bridge Program - Salary/staffing must be factored into the new Summer Bridge Program and reflected in the Strategic Plan update and operating budget submissions.

Strategic Plan Update -Updates to the University’s Strategic Plan are to be completed per the new emphases and organizational realignment.

MSCHE Monitoring Report - Supporting data not included in the drafts of the monitoring report  on assessment will be included in the final report submitted to MSCHE.  Meetings are to be held with department chairs prior to submission of the report to MSCHE.  

CIAA Membership - Lincoln must begin planning now for CIAA membership requirements relating to tournament participation and scholarships.  This includes a plan for applying available scholarship dollars.

Executive Order on HBCUs - President Nelson gave a briefing of his recent visit to the White House for a briefing on higher education and the signing of the Executive Order for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  President Nelson was one of the many HBCU presidents who were able to accept the invitation to participate in this event.

STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT

Direct Student Loans - The financial aid office/staff is prepared for the transition to Direct Student Loans

Fall 2010 Admission Statistics (as 02.27.10):

# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2009…………………………….    4832
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2010………………………….…    4386
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2010 with 900+ SAT………........      504

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2009………………………………..    1121
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2010…………………………….. …     865
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2010 with 900+ SAT………….........      362

# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2009………………………………….…       17
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2010……………………………….....…         9
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2010 by students with 900+ SAT..…........         5

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:45 a.m.
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