President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
9:00 a.m.
 
 
MINUTES
 
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett for Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President William B. Bynum and Ms. Jody C. Brunner for Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant and Ms. Danielle Jones, Controller, were in attendance for a portion of the meeting.
 
MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of March 18, 2009 were approved.
 
PHYSICAL PLANT
 
·        DGS Project No. 1101-40 (Student Union). Mr. Thompson will meet with Sodexho to finalize food service in the Student Union.
·        DGS Project No. 1101-41 (Science Building).  On March 18, the PA Department of General Services phased out Skanska USA Building, Inc. from the project.  The project includes 200 parking spaces. Projected completion date: June 2009.
·        DGS Project No. 1101-42 (ICC). The International Cultural Center is on schedule for Summer 2009 completion.
·        DGS Project No. 1101-45/46 (Landscaping).  Cabinet members discussed the possible relocation of Sorority/Fraternity plots during this project.  Mr. Thompson will ask Simone Collins Architects to suggest thirteen (13) 20 x 20 plots (with separation between plots) for consideration.
 
PRESIDENT
 
·        Lincoln University Policies and Procedures.  Cabinet members approved the Whistleblower Protection Policy and the University Reimbursement for Spousal Travel Expenses Policy presented by the Internal Auditor.
·        PA Department of the Auditor General.  Lincoln University’s annual state audit of the appropriations earned for fiscal year ended June 30, 2007, will begin on March 31, 2009.
·        2009-10 Proposed Budget Process and Measures for Operational and Capital Budget.  Cabinet members discussed additional suggestions and observations from the Lincoln community regarding the University’s budget.
·        National Science Foundation.  Dr. Brevett will work closely with Vice President Venerable on supplementary funds made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the following NSF programs:  Math and Science Partnerships (MSP) Program; Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program; and Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program.  New funds are also available to reinstate the Academic Research Infrastructure (ARI) Program.  Dr. Nelson also recognized Dr. Brevett for Lincoln University’s participation in the NSF Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges.
·        The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation.  The Minority Junior Faculty Award Program will be discontinued effective January 1, 2010.
·        Department of Veterans Affairs.  Dr. Brevett and Ms. Jones will submit relevant material to the VA regarding the new educational assistance program, the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33).
·        Employee Handbook.  Human Resources submitted a draft copy of The Lincoln University Handbook for Cabinet members to review for implementation in 2009-10.
·        PHEAA.  Cabinet members discussed PHEAA’s announcement regarding possible elimination of the bank-based guaranteed student-loan under the 2009-10 federal budget.
 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
·        MSCHE.  Vice President Venerable reported on results and positive feedback related to Dr. Andrea Lex’s visit to Lincoln University on March 23, 2009. 
·        Intellectual Property. Cabinet members discussed the possibility of developing an Intellectual Property contract for the University.
 
DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
 
·        HBCU PHASE I FORMULA data is due April 16, 2009 (Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett).
·        U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION College Cost Reduction Act (CCRA) report is due April 2009 (Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett).
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS

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FY10 BOARD EXPENSE.  Vice President Merlin presented Cabinet members with the FY10 Board expense report, various meal plans and a preliminary draft of the proposed meal plan calendar.
·        AMEX.  Vice President Merlin will be sending a reminder to University AMEX card holders regarding University travel expense requirements.
·        BOOKSTORE COMMITTEE. Vice President Merlin will convene a kick-off Lincoln University Bookstore Committee (2009-11) meeting on March 27.  Vice President Venerable to appoint members of the faculty.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
·        2009-10 ROOM SELECTION PROCESS.  As of March 23, 1028 students have participated in the room selection process.
·        SPRING FLING March 28 through April 5, 2009.
·        ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE April 3, 2009.
·        ADMISSION STATISTICS:
 
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2009…………………………. 5480
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2008…………………………. 3945
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2009…………………………….. 1418
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2008…………………………….. 1076
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2009………………………………….     41
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2008………………………………….     18
 
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2009………………………………...   135
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2008…………………………………    37
 
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2009…………………………………….    22
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2008…………………………………….    33
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:45 p.m.

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