President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
9:00 a.m.
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.
Cabinet meeting minutes of March 8, 2011 were approved.
         Standard 14 Requirements - Cabinet members discussed the current status of progress to achieve Standard 14: Student Learning Assessment requirements.  President Nelson requested that the deans forward all updated information for inclusion on the webpage.
         Lincoln University Budget – Cabinet members discussed the FY11 and FY12 University budgets.  President Nelson approved requests for hires already in the pipeline.  The deans were asked to work with Human Resources to ensure that the list of vacant positions is up-to-date and accurate.
         Senate Appropriations Hearing – The State Appropriations Hearing of the four State-related universities has been moved up from March 28 to Wednesday, March 16 @ 1 PM.
         Grim Hall Construction – The allocated State funding for this project had been exhausted and the project not completed.  President Nelson, in conversations with state officials, was able to secure the additional funds needed for the completion of this renovation project. 
         Admission to Lincoln University’s MEd program – Dean Willis requested, and was granted permission to review and suggest possible revisions to the criteria for admission to the University’s Med program.  She was advised to be mindful that any revisions must be in compliance with state laws.
         Student Financial Clearance – Vice President Merlin informed the group that letters are ready to be sent to students regarding outstanding balances necessitating their administrative withdrawal them from the University.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.

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