President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis and Ms. Diane M. Brown. 
 
MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of March 12, 2008, were approved.
 
PRESIDENT
 
Student Forum - President Nelson participated in the student forum “Do You Know Who Works For You?” held Monday, March 17 in Wright Hall Auditorium.  The forum was well attended by our students.  Congratulations to Mark Colvin on an informative and well coordinated event.
 
Student Loans - The office of financial aid is continuing to monitor the student loan situation and has identified those banks that are still providing student loans.
 
No Parking/Towing Zone Ordinance - Lower Oxford Township Board of Supervisors has adopted an ordinance which authorizes the creation of a no parking/towing zone on both sides of University Road.  The Township has informed Lincoln University of this ordinance and has stated that the Roadmaster will be posting no parking signs and enforcing the ordinance. 
 
Health & Wellness CenterProposed space allocation for the new Lincoln University Health & Wellness Center was discussed.
 
Physical Plant – Personnel in the Physical Plant currently have some involvement in over 25 construction and renovation projects on the campus.
 
DEVELOPMENT & EXTERNAL RELATIONS
 
Vice President Hill indicated that his area is placing particular emphasis on the University’s Centers of Excellence in his fundraising efforts.  There has been special interest in the Business Information Center.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS & ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Vice President Bynum reported that the Parents’ Weekend was a success.  The Chapel service and program held in the gym were both well attended.
 
A spring football game is scheduled for April 5, 2008 at the Avon Grove High School.
 
Health Services reported that 800 students came in with flu like symptoms during the month of February.  Two Hundred students were seen in March for flu symptoms.
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2008 (as of March 18, 2008)
 
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2008………………………..    3836*
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2007………………………..    4168
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2008……………………………    1049
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………………    1172
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2008……………………………….        12
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2007……………………………….        37
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2008……………………………...         37*
# Graduate applications received for fall 2007……………………………...       125
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2008……………………..……………        33
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………..……………          6
 
*Actual number of applications received is higher than shown.  Input into new Datatel system has not yet been accomplished.
 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
Dean Chikwem reported that the recent Lincoln University Science Conference was a success and the Univ. of PA and Penn State were represented well.
 
The NSF LEAPS visit has been confirmed for April 17, 2008.
 
Dean Willis reported that the Class of 2008 includes 30 MED Graduates, which is a significant increase over recent years.
 
Dean Thomas informed the Cabinet of the Univ. of PA proposal grant writing workshop on March 31, 2008.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
The requested increases in the 2008-2009 salary budget were discussed.  The impact of information technology needs on the 2008-2009 operating budget was also discussed.
 
Vice President Merlin will meet with the SGA officers (both outgoing and incoming) on April 1, 2008.

ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:25 p.m.
 
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