President's Cabinet Meeting

March 13, 2000

Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Richard C. Winchester, Vice President Arnold T. Hence, Vice President Fairbanks, Ms. Rosalie Facey-Jones, Ms. Diane M. Brown

President Nelson shared with the Cabinet, a Daily Local News article "Lincoln runs to Division III title." The Lincoln University men's indoor track team captured its 3rd straight NCAA Division III championship on March 11, 2000. The women's team finished second in the competition. The Cabinet gave the teams a hearty round of applause for their accomplishments.

L.U. Information Network (LIN) Policies and Procedures - A policy that had been drafted in February 1998 was presented to the Cabinet. Fiscal Affairs was asked to review this and submit a policy to the Cabinet for adoption.

The College Fund/Tom Joyner Foundation - The issue of The College Fund matching contributions made to HBCUs through the Tom Joyner Foundation is in dispute. Funds raised for Lincoln University have not yet been matched. Counsel for The College Fund and the Tom Joyner Foundation are discussing this matter.

Middle States annual Institutional Profile 1999-2000 - The profile has been completed by Dr. Brevett, Director, Institutional Research, and submitted to MSA.


Fiscal Affairs LLC-W Pipe Burst - Students whose property was damaged in this incident have been advised to investigate whether the property may be covered under their Homeowner's policy or the liability insurance that was offered to them through the National Student Services, Inc. Ms. Facey-Jones will consult with University counsel regarding the University's liability, if any, in this matter.

President Nelson noted that if operating budgets were not received from the various departments in time to develop budget for submission to the Board in April, budgets would be based on last year's numbers.

Enrollment Planning and Student Life Admissions Statistics - Data as of March 10, 2000

# of Undergraduate applications for Fall 2000 -------------------------------1997

# of Undergraduate applications for Fall 1999-------------------------------1830

# admitted for Fall 2000------------------------------------------------------459

# admitted for Fall 1999------------------------------------------------------485

# deposits paid for Fall 2000----------------------------------------------------6

# deposits paid for Fall 1999---------------------------------------------------33

# of Graduate applications for Fall 2000----------------------------------------27

Vice President Hence indicated that the drop in the number of deposits paid as compared to last year is probably due to the increase in the amount of the deposit required. Vice President reported that the University has received two proposals in response to the financial aid RFP. He also reported that two of the candidates for Chaplain have already spoken at Chapel service. The third candidate will speak on Sunday, March 19th.

Development and External Relations - Vice President Fairbanks indicated a need to encourage the participation of faculty, students and staff in the events planned for the inaugural week. Vice President Winchester will issue a memo re faculty participation in the inaugural ceremony and encourage attendance at workshops Monday through Thursday. Human Resources will issue a memo to supervisors encouraging them to allow, as much as possible, staff participation in these events to the extent that it does not interfere with the work in their offices. Mr. Sam Pressley, Director of Marketing & Communications, presented a report on the proposed logo for Lincoln. The committee proposed to use the Lion with "LU" in the mane as the official logo. Various renditions can be developed, incorporating the seal and archway. Vice President Fairbanks was asked to develop a resolution to this effect for adoption by the Board of Trustees at the April meeting.

Academic Affairs - Vice President Winchester submitted a draft policy "Statement on Tuition." Suggested revisions will be made to the policy for re-submission to the Cabinet. Vice President Winchester has received a memo from the LUC-AAUP negotiating team requesting answers to several questions in order to formulate their proposal to the University. Where information requested is readily available, answers will be furnished as soon as possible. In recognition of his length of service at Lincoln, Professor Emery Wimbish will be given the title "Dean of Libraries" effective with his next contract.

MISCELLANEOUS - The Vice Presidents were asked to write resolutions regarding matters that will be presented to the Board for approval at the April meeting. Ms. Diane Brown was asked to compile a list of all institutional memberships currently held by the University. The Cabinet will then review which memberships are beneficial to the institution and, therefore, should be continued. Other items on the agenda were for information purposes only.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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