President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
ATTENDEES: President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President
Jerryl Briggs, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Mr. Michael Byers for Vice
President Howard E. Merlin, Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett for Vice President Michael
B. Hill, and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical
Plant, was in attendance for the latter portion of the meeting.
Cabinet minutes of March 16, 2010 were approved.
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
Vail & Lincoln Hall Renovations – We will look at the possibility
of relocating Vail & Lincoln Hall employees to a modular for the scheduled
summer renovation work on those buildings. A June 1, 2010 target date
for commencing the work has been discussed.
Temporary Library – Mr. Thompson has been looking for possible facility
space that could accommodate the relocation of library staff and stacks during
the completion of Phase II of the Langston Hughes Memorial Library.
Cabinet also discussed the use of the modulars as a possible solution, designating
the entire space to the library and moving others to available space elsewhere
on the campus. Mr. Thompson will continue to look into the feasibility
of using the suggested spaces for this purpose.
Summer Capital Project List – A total of $1,000,000 has been designated
for summer capital projects that affect our students. VP Briggs will
work with Mr. Thompson to set the priorities for the summer projects.
President Nelson requested a list of summer projects that groups all work
together for each affected residence hall.
Commonwealth Capital Budget Project Itemization Act of 2010-2011–
House Bill No.2291 referred to the Committee on Appropriations March 15,
2010, includes the following Lincoln University projects:
• Vail Hall Renovation
• Lincoln Hall Renovation
• Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall Renovation
• Cresson Hall Renovation
These projects, while passed in the bill, have not yet been approved by the
budget office for funding.
Student Aid Bill – Vice President Briggs was asked to look further
into when would be the appropriate time for Lincoln University to switch
to the direct lending program for its students. All preparations have
been made for the transition.
2010-2011 Operating Budget – The deadline for the first pass of proposed
budgets is Friday, March 26, 2010.
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Lincoln University provided financial aid – The office of financial aid has
begun the distribution of additional financial aid to students in need.
Students have begun room reservations for fall 2010 and were very pleased
that the threshold had been raised to $5,000. A follow up letter will
be sent reinforcing the fact that balances must be brought in line ($2,500)
in order to be permitted to register for fall classes.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at
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