Minutes
President’s Cabinet Meeting
March 15, 2005
10:30 a.m.


Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Grand D. Venerable and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Attending for portion of meeting: Mr. John Thompson, Dr. Renford Brevett and Ms. Catherine Rutledge.

Cabinet meeting minutes of March 9, 2005 were approved.

Physical Plant
A power outage occurred during the early morning hours.  Due to fumes produced when the auxiliary generator powered up, the students in Ashmun Hall were evacuated for a brief period of time.  Early morning classes were cancelled to allow students time to ready themselves once power was restored.  President Nelson commended Mr. Thompson, Chief Woods and Dr. Bynum for their handling of the entire situation.

Mr. Thompson has met with the nine design firms assigned to the University’s capital projects.  All design contracts have been signed except for the Life Science building.  Mr. Thompson believes the firm will sign in the near future.

Demolition of the Grim Gym will take place between October 2005 and January 2006.  Modulars will be put in place once demolition is complete.  So as not to disrupt classes in the middle of the semester, the University will try to arrange a May 2006 start for the renovation of University and Ware Halls.

The proposed project schedule for the construction of the International Cultural Center establishes a completion date of August 2007.  

Title III
An Internal evaluation of Lincoln University’s Title III programs will be conducted from April –August 2005.  The evaluation will cover the period October 2002 – March 2005 and will be used to evaluate how the University is tracking against its proposed goals and objectives in the CDP.  The evaluation will also provide guidance for best practices in documentation as well as prepare the University for its external evaluation. The final report of the internal audit is scheduled for completion by October.  

Individual meetings with personnel from each program activity will be scheduled.  The Vice Presidents were asked to instruct their staff concerning the importance of their full cooperation and participation throughout the evaluation process.


Information Technology
The University has decided to go with a modified Datatel system for its information technology administrative system.  


Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Undergraduate Admission Statistics for Fall 2005 (as of March 14, 2005)
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2005……………………………..    4048    
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2004……………………………..    3026

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005………………………..    ……….  700
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2004………………………..    ……….  633

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 1:30 p.m.


Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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