President's Cabinet Meeting

April 3, 2000

Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Richard C. Winchester, Vice President McCusker, Vice President Hence, Mr. Sam Pressley, Ms. Cheryl Rice-Moore, Ms. Diane M. Brown

Physical Plant Update - Mr. Willis reported the following plans for renovations in Houston Hall over the summer: renovate bathrooms on all three floors, painting throughout corridors and rooms. He was instructed to get the architect in so the bid process can begin this week. Mr. Willis was also asked to check on the electrical work and computer capabilities in the Hall. Due to the nature of the renovations needed in Lucy Laney, it may not be possible to perform all the necessary work over the Summer. Mr. Willis and Mr. McCowan were asked to thoroughly review this issue and come back with a plan. It was suggested that possibly roof repair and window replacement could be completed during the summer. Mr. Willis was asked to evaluate whether another small residence hall can be renovated over the summer - possibly McCauley Hall. It was stated, however, that financing may be an obstacle. EP&SL was asked to investigate alternate rooming possibilities for the fall semester. Mr. Willis reported that the bids for roofing jobs at the Library, Lucy Laney and the Gym are on the street. The rest of the library work will be out within the next two weeks. Mr. Willis is to submit a written report on campus buildings as soon as possible.

Secretary Eugene Hickok visit - 4/10/00 - The Honorable Eugene W. Hickok, Jr., Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of PA, will visit Lincoln on April 10, 2000 to participate in the inaugural activities. The Secretary will speak on "Higher Education in the New Millennium" at 10:00 a.m. At 1:00 PM he will be taken on a tour of the University's facilities. Mr. Willis was asked to map out an appropriate route for the tour.

Executive Leadership Foundation Technology Transfer Project - L.U. has entered an agreement with the Executive Leadership Foundation that calls for the use of SmartForce e-learning products and services over a period of three years. The value of the grant agreement is $46,000.

Admissions - The Office of Admissions 1999-2000 Student Marketing Plan was shared with the Cabinet. Admissions will be asked to produce a total plan that will include graduate students. A concentrated effort has begun to attract commuter students to Lincoln. The Admissions staff will begin visiting various businesses, churches and schools in the local area (20 mile radius). The Office of Development will contact the Office of Communications regarding advertising on some Chester County radio stations. The University will look into providing certain amenities for commuting students, such as a student lounge.

Specta-Guard Incidents Report - The security firm maintains a log of campus incidents in which security had some involvement. A copy of the report for the week ending 3/23/00 was shared with the Cabinet.


Fiscal Affairs: Vice President McCusker will provide a copy of the Draft Emergency Preparedness Plan that has been prepared for L.U. to Reliance Insurance Co. for review. President Nelson would like to put the plan in place as soon as possible.


The Barnes Foundation - The University is in receipt of a letter from the Violette deMazia Trust, indicating that they will not be able to provide funds to cover the $530.00 in transportation costs for Lincoln students to visit the Barnes Foundation. The Cabinet decided that the University would provide the funds for this one trip and then would have to reevaluate the program.

Other items on the agenda were for information purposes only.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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