President’s Cabinet Meeting

March 6, 2007

2:00 p.m.

Vail Hall Board Room

 Minutes

 Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Mr. Drexel Ball for Vice President Michael B. Hill, Mr. Jerryl Briggs for Vice President William B. Bynum, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  

 Minutes

 Cabinet minutes of March 1, 2007 were approved.

 Student Enhancement
 Cabinet discussed priority areas which, given additional funding, would advance the university’s goal in student enhancement. Some of the areas mentioned included (1) purchase of 37 passenger vehicles to transport students, (2) student retention, (3) uniforms and equipment, and (4) faculty training in advising. 

 Athletics at Lincoln University
 President Nelson requested that Student Affairs and Enrollment Management draft a policy on the size of athletic teams for adoption by the Cabinet.  Preliminary numbers suggest that once all athletic teams are in place, the number of student athletes could likely be 170 male and 157 female. 

 The University anticipates that we will field a marching band of 120 members.  Scholarships will be provided for band members.

 Academic Affairs
 Lindback Junior Faculty Grants

Two Lincoln University junior faculty members have submitted grant proposals for the Lindback Foundation Career Enhancement Minority Junior Faculty Grants.   The Lindback Foundation established the Program “..to improve scholarly opportunities for minority, junior full-time faculty at the colleges and universities which participate in the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award program.”  Eligible faculty must be non-tenured.

 Recruitment

 President Nelson stressed the importance of adhering to the University policy regarding recruiting to fill positions.  All necessary paperwork must be completed and in the possession of the Human Resources Office before any employee – new or current – can start to work in that position. 

 Fiscal Affairs

 A summary of the second employee health care survey was presented to the Cabinet.  The University must make a decision soon as to which provider will be selected. 

 Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

 Admission Statistics for Fall 2007 (as of March 5, 2007)

# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2007………………………..   3848

# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2006………………………..   3537

 
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2007……………………………     965

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2006……………………………     958

 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2007……………………………….       14

# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2006……………………………….       26

 
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2007……………………………...      106

# Graduate applications received for Fall 2006……………………………….      91

 
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2007……………………..……………         3

# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2006……………………..……………       12

 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

 
Diane M. Brown

Assistant to the President


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