President’s Cabinet Meeting
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
9:30 a.m.
 
 
MINUTES
 
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 M. Brown.
 
 
MINUTES
 
Cabinet meeting minutes of March 22, 2011 were approved.
 
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
         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. 
 
President 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 stating such.
 
         Cresson 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.
 
         The 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.

         Administrative 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.
 
         Property 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.
   
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.
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