President’s Cabinet Meeting
March 15, 2005
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.
Cabinet meeting minutes of March 9, 2005 were approved.
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
The proposed project schedule for the construction of the International Cultural
Center establishes a completion date of August 2007.
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.
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……………………………..
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2004……………………………..
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005……………………….. ……….
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2004……………………….. ……….
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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