President’s Cabinet Meeting
Wednesday, March 30,
ATTENDEES: President Ivory V.
Nelson, Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett for Executive Vice President
Michael B. Hill, Mr. Michael Byers for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean
John O. Chikwem, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, and Ms. Diane
Cabinet meeting minutes of March 22, 2011 were approved.
Standard 14 Requirements – President Nelson thanked
the Deans for their work thus far with the faculty in an effort to bring the
University in compliance. Standard 14
was an item on the agenda of the Board of Trustees Educational Policy and
Academic Affairs Committee earlier on March 29.
President Nelson believes that the Committee has an understanding of the
process and is aware of the time and effort being put forth by the faculty and
all involved in the assessment process.
Nelson is requiring all members of the faculty to be on the campus April 26-29
to focus on assessment activities and the submission of assessment plans, data
and reports necessary to complete the Monitoring Report. He will issue a memorandum to the faculty
Hall Renovation – President Nelson submitted a “Request for Project Action” for
Cresson Hall renovation to the PA Department of Education. The project was approved in Act 82/2010 in
the amount of $20,000,000. Lincoln
University is now seeking the release of funds to begin the project.
State audit of the appropriations earned by Lincoln University for the fiscal
years ended June 30, 2009 and June 30, 2010 is scheduled to begin on March 24,
2011. Dr. Nelson stressed that all
reconciliations must be completed on time.
Withdrawal of Students – Cabinet members discussed the issues surrounding the
administrative withdrawal of students late in the semester. Several views were offered on the
subject. It was suggested that a
schedule and policy for payment of fees should be included in all of the
University’s recruitment and admissions material. However, the current letter sent to students
will stand as is.
Acquisition – The University is engaged in discussions regarding the possibility
of acquiring 55 acres of land bordering University property.
Pell Grants Face Cuts, Possible Overhaul, Chronicle of Higher Education -
President Nelson distributed copies of this article to Cabinet members. He also discussed the implications of the
proposed cuts on Lincoln University students.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the
meeting at 11:30 a.m.
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