President’s Cabinet Meeting

March 13, 2007

9:00 a.m.

Vail Hall Board Room

Minutes

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

 Minutes

 Cabinet minutes of March 6, 2007 were approved with necessary revisions.

 Physical Plant Briefing
 
Mr. Thompson provided the following in the way of an update on capital projects:

 Updates on various other University projects were also provided.

 Testimony to the House Appropriations Committee

 President Nelson distributed copies of the testimony of Representative W. Curtis Thomas before the House Appropriations Committee.  Representative Thomas’ testimony included a request to the Committee to “provide Lincoln University with a 5% increase over the 2006 level funding.”

 Student Enhancement

 Vice President Bynum noted with pleasure the display of student unity and school spirit demonstrated by Lincoln students in attendance in Virginia for the NCAA Sweet 16 competition between Guilford and Lincoln.  It was an excellent display of sportsmanship on the part of both the players and the fans in attendance.

Cabinet discussed the need for an official statement on how the university will administer athletic scholarships as we move forward with the implementation of the student enhancement components.  It was noted that student athletes customarily receive a “plus up” for academic achievement, but that athletic scholarships are usually left to the coach’s discretion.

 The site for the new softball field will have to be reviewed to see if it meets with NCAA specs.  Mr. Thompson will make arrangements to see that this is done.

 A new application process for the move from Division III to II has been put in place by the NCAA.  The change will include an increase in the application fee and includes a 2 year exploratory period and a 1-year provisional period.  A new grading process has been implemented as well.  The changes should not affect the implementation of Lincoln University’s student enhancement programs.

 Academic Affairs
 Cabinet discussed the “Retention Plan” submitted to the School of Social Sciences and Behavioral Studies faculty by the School’s retention committee.  Faculty are encouraged to initiate these types of efforts and to also support the components of the retention plan that is already in place at the University.
 
Fiscal Affairs

 Cabinet discussed the statement of revenue and expense activities for the eight month period ending February 28, 2007.

 Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 Vice President Bynum reported that a Food Service Consultant will be engaged to review the food service operations.  

 Admission Statistics for fall 2007 (as of March 12, 2007)

# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2007………………………..    4042

# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2006………………………..    3670

 # Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………………    1045

# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………………    1077

 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2007…………………………………        26

# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2006………………………………....        41

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

# Graduate applications received for fall 2006……………………………….      116

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

# Graduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………..……………        22

 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:40 p.m.

 
Diane M. Brown

Assistant to the President


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