President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
ATTENDEES: President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President
Jerryl Briggs, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Howard E.
Merlin, Dr. Debbie Bullock for Vice President Michael B. Hill, and Ms. Diane
Cabinet minutes of March 2, 2010 were approved.
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
LHML – Mr. Thompson was asked to identify some locations on campus
that will hold the books from the library 4th floor. Once space is identified,
the collection of books will be moved to that location for student access
during the Phase II renovation.
Mold remediation on the fourth floor has been completed.
Vail Hall Renovation – Work has not yet begun, therefore a projected
completion date cannot be determined. Physical plant will off load personnel
during the construction.
Summer Capital Projects – Physical Plant is still putting the project
list together for Cabinet review and approval. VP Briggs indicated that
issues in McRary Hall must receive priority on the summer capital projects
ICC Phase III – This phase has cleared and will be sent to the Professional
for design. It includes additional parking, and a patio area between
the gallery and the west stair tower.
Campus Lighting – Mr. Thompson will be going to Harrisburg to discuss
the burden the faulty design has had on our campus lights.
Security Cameras – Dr. Bullock was asked to check with the University’s
insurance carrier regarding their requirements for archiving security camera
University Equipment – President Nelson indicated that a plan must
be put in place for the care of University equipment acquired for the upkeep
of the buildings. Although purchased with Commonwealth funds, the University
is responsible for repairs and replacement.
Department of Education Funding Available – Lincoln University has
been identified as the recipient of a Congressionally-directed grant for $100,000
“for college preparation programs.” The requisite grant application
must be filed on or before April 5, 2010. The division of Academic Affairs
was asked to take the lead in filing the grant application.
Information Technology – The following priority projects are currently
1. Fiscal office priorities
2. Online registration
3. Direct Lending Readiness
New Residence Hall – The committee has been tasked to secure the
three best bids based upon a specific set of requirements. The three
finalist contractors will be asked to submit bids in response to this latest
step. The contractors not selected have been notified of such.
Capital Projects Furniture and Equipment Funding – The budget Office
has approved the release of funding for the following projects:
• Grim Hall Furniture & Equipment - $2,000,000
• Academic Student Center Furniture & Equipment -
DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES
Staff Computers – Dr. Bullock asked the Cabinet to consider implementing
a plan for the replacement/upgrade of computers/software for staff.
This constituent group has not been included in the recent upgrades and addition
of computers on the campus.
Employee Appreciation Week – A proposal for LU Employee Appreciation
Week Activities was distributed for Cabinet review and approval.
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Fall 2010 Student registration – The decision has been made that
students must have a balance of $5000 or below in order to be permitted to
register for Fall 2010 classes and/or pay a room deposit for the fall semester.
Student financial assistance – The University will be distributing
additional financial assistance to students needing such to remain at the
University. In addition to financial need, students must also have a
GPA of 2.5 or better and not have been prior recipients of this assistance.
In addition “expected family contributions” will be reviewed in determining
Fall 2010 Admission Statistics were not distributed.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting
at 12:00 p.m
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