President’s Cabinet Meeting
March 10, 2009
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Mr. Steve Carol for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean Jerryl Briggs for Vice President William B. Bynum and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Mr. John Thompson was in attendance for a portion of the meeting.

MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of March 5, 2009 were approved.
 
 
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
 
Science Building – Major cleaning of the building is now underway.  Mr. Thompson indicated that additional electrical and plumbing needs have been identified by the science faculty.  He will request in writing to the contractors, those additional requests for which we have dollars. 
 
Landscaping ProjectLincoln has given final input for design.  The design will now be submitted to DGS.
 
Lincoln’s Summer Capital Projects Budget – The summer projects budget is currently estimated at $500,000.  The move into the new science building must be included in this budget.  Mr. Thompson was asked to provide a proposed budget which identifies priority projects.
 
Buses – Mr. Thompson was asked to proceed with the purchase of buses for the use of our academic and athletic programs through monies available in the Title III grant.
 
Maintenance & Operations Cost Study – Mr. Thompson was asked to provide an analysis of the University’s maintenance and operations cost for use in development of the 2009-2010 operating budget.
 
Building Study – Mr. Thompson indicated that he expects the consultants to have a report on the results of their study within a couple of weeks.  The consultants have been inspecting some of the University’s older buildings including Houston, Cresson, Bond, Alumni and the security building to access their condition and provide recommendations on continued use/life for each.
 
PRESIDENT
 
2009-2010 Budget – Cabinet reviewed the comments and suggestions received from members of the staff in response to President Nelson’s Memorandum concerning the budget.  
 
The salary budget for each division is to be based on a personnel cost analysis which is to be performed by each vice president with input from their direct reports.  The first budget draft is due April 1.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
The payroll division has succeeded in producing an overtime report which identifies overtime paid according to department and further broken down by employee.  The report was distributed to Cabinet.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2009 (as of March 9, 2009)
The number of admission applications continues to remain over 1,000 above the number received at this same time last year. 
 
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2009………………………..    4988
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2008………………………..    3622
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2009……………………………    1232
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2008……………………………      920
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2009………………………………….      22
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2008………………………………….        9
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2009……………………………….      116
# Graduate applications received for fall 2008……………………………….        34
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2009…………………………………..         14
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2008…………………………………..         23
   
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:15 p.m
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