Presidentís Cabinet Meeting
March 19, 2001

Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Edward L. McCusker, Vice President Saligrama C. SubbaRao, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum, Ms. Rosalie Facey-Jones, Dr. Renford Brevett, Mr. John Thompson, Mr. Jerryl Briggs, Mr. Jansen Robinson, Ms. Diane M. Brown.

Revised Drug Free Workplace Policy - The Cabinet approved (with necessary revisions) a revised Drug-Free Workplace Policy, which Lincoln will implement effective April 1, 2001.  The revised policy provides for pre-employment drug testing, drug testing for cause, and post-injury drug testing (for work-related injuries).  Lincoln University will provide education sessions for all employees on the provisions and guidelines of the new revised policy.

Title III funding - The U.S. Department of Education announced Lincoln's tentative award for budget year 2001-2002 in the amount of $1,624,646.  The University's Phase II Grant Performance Report must be submitted to the Department by April 18, 2001.  In cooperation with Vice Presidents Bynum and Hill, Dr. Renford Brevett is coordinating the submission of the report.  Any new project activities and substantial changes to current projects for the 2001-2002 project period must be submitted in a Comprehensive Development Plan.

Act 101 Funding - Lincoln University's Tentative Act 101 Grant for the 2001-2002 fiscal year is $176,782.  The University's proposal and budget must be received in the Department of Education by April 11, 2001.

Capital Projects
- The University expects to begin construction on Lucy Laney Hall by late April or early May.  This will allow time for the construction to be completed by August.  The furniture for Lucy Laney will be purchased under State contract.
- Work on the Fire & Security Alarm System should begin this summer.
- The University is in the presentation stage of the privatized housing project.  The five finalists have been scheduled to make presentations to the University committee.  Lincoln hopes to select a recommended vendor by the end of March.

Higher Education Equipment Grant Agreement (HEEG) - Lincoln's HEEG award of $28,640 will be used to purchase 20 computers and as many printers as the remaining funds allow. Ms. Diane Brown has been asked to coordinate the purchase of the equipment before the agreement expiration date of June 30, 2001.

2001-2002 Operating Budget - President Nelson asked the Cabinet to think about a way to incorporate funding for student academic travel into the 2001-2002 fiscal year budget.  The proposed budget line would support travel expenses for student participation in organizational events and conferences.

The College and University Security Information Act - The Director of Public Safety & Security submitted Lincoln's report for the period January - December 2000.  As required, the information will be published on the Bureau's Web site and made available to incoming freshmen and any other parties desiring to know these statistics.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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