President’s Cabinet Meeting
March 26, 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, Mr. Nicolas Chaban, Mr. Mike Byers, Ms. Diane M. Brown.


Fiscal Affairs
The first draft of the 2001/2002 operating budget came in at $3,318,913 above the 2000/2001 operating budget.  Major areas of increase include the effect of collectively bargained raises, benefits as a percentage of salaries, and requests for new positions. The Vice Presidents have been asked to carefully review each budget submission to see where possible cuts can be made without hindering program objectives and office operations.  Revised budgets should be submitted to the budget office by March 30, 2001.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (SAEM)
Admissions Statistics as of March 23, 2001
No. of undergraduate applications for fall 2001……………...2156
No. of undergraduate applications for fall 2000…………..….2309

No. of undergraduates admitted for fall 2001…………………  619
No. of undergraduates admitted for fall 2000…………………  602

To begin to address student preferences for single room accommodations, SAEM will make available approximately 100 single rooms at a proposed single room rate of $1700 in fall 2001.

Academic Affairs
The April Faculty Meeting will be rescheduled from April 3rd to April 17th.

Development and External Relations
Fundraising efforts have been underway to secure lead pledges of $25,000 over a five-year period.  Several alumni and Board members have recently made pledges at this level in response to appeals from the Development office and the President of the University.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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