President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas for Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Mr. André Dixon for Vice President Michael B. Hill,  and Ms. Diane M. Brown. 
Cabinet minutes of February 27, 2008, were approved.
CIAA Tournament
President Nelson briefed the Cabinet on his recent trip to the CIAA Tournament in Charlotte, NC.  He indicated that Lincoln University must begin discussions/planning now on future CIAA Tournament involvement and the extent of the University’s role in alumni involvement.  The Tournament is a major occurrence that Lincoln must consider in its planned move to Div. II and the CIAA.
Yearly Performance Reviews
Vice Presidential self-evaluations are due by June 1, 2008.
Strategic Plan Update
President Nelson asked that the vice presidents please submit their Strategic Plan updates as soon as possible if they had not already done so.
Student Loan Market
Lincoln will continue to monitor the impact of the current credit crisis and student loan developments on its student body.  Vice President Bynum indicated that we will not be able to determine the level of impact until students begin the application process for the 2008-2009 academic year.

STEM Education
President Nelson briefed the Cabinet on The Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU) discussions regarding preparing PA students for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008
Lincoln University has been identified as the recipient of a Congressionally-directed grant for $85,480.00 “for campus-wide technology upgrades and wiring.”
2008 Campus Satisfaction Survey
The 2008 Administration/Faculty Survey was distributed for information and action.
Dean Thomas indicated that all summer/fall schedules for her school have been submitted.
Vice President Merlin is still gathering information and quotes for the Lincoln University medical benefit.  A Selection Committee must be assigned to meet with the possible healthcare providers.  A Health Fair for employees will be held once a provider has been selected so that employees may make selections.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:20 a.m.

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