President’s Cabinet Meeting
April 3, 2007
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum and Ms. Diane M. Brown. 
 
Minutes
 
Cabinet minutes of March 28, 2007 were approved.
 
Commonwealth Funded Capital Projects
 
Governor Rendell has approved the release of funds for the following capital projects:
 
-         Construction of New Learning/Counseling/Academic Student Center - $7,000,000 for Design and Contingencies
-        Landscape of General Campus - $3,000,000 for Design and Contingencies
-         Construction of additional Tennis Courts, Softball Field, Soccer Field and Bleachers -
                                                                                                        $3,000,000 for Design and Contingencies
-       Construction of New Science Building – Additional $5,000,000
-         Roof Upgrades – Additional $2,000,000
-         Construction of International Cultural Center – Additional $3,000,000
-         HVAC Systems and Controls – Additional $3,000,000
 
Development and External Relations
 
Vice President Hill presented reports on Career Services activities, Executive Speaker Series and National Preparatory Examination Courses Lincoln University 2006-2007.  The reports are attached as a part of these minutes.
 
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 
Open House
The Open House held on Friday, March 30 had approximately 1,300 students and parents in attendance.
 
Election of Student Government Association (SGA) Officers
Election of SGA officers was held last week.  The elections were held on-line for the first time.  The following officers were elected for the 2007-2008 year:
          President –           Adonita Ahmetaj
          VP-Internal -       Chester Hampton
          VP-External -       Kerrie Brewster
          Treasurer -           Alisa Davis
          Secretary -           Courtney Jackson
 
Handling of Prize and Award Dollars
Cabinet clarified the University’s position on the awarding of prize and award dollars.  The following guidelines will continue to be followed:
          Students with loans – dollars will be used to reduce the amount of the loans and/or applied against the next year’s
                                                 tuition and fees
          Cash paying students with no balance – refund in amount of award will be issued
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2007 (as of April 2, 2007)
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2007………………………..    4583
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2006………………………..    4655
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………………    1377
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………………    1506
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2007………………………………….      78
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2006………………………………….    160
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2007……………………………....       141
# Graduate applications received for fall 2006……………………………….      143
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………..……………          9
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………..……………        25
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.
 
 
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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CAREER SERVICES
 
Student Leadership Development Conference
Workshops Offered:
                             Professional Etiquette Dinner
                             Mock Interview
                             Financial Management
                             Real Estate:  Recent College Graduates
                             Professionalism
                             Understanding and Mastering the Hiring Process
                             Invest in Yourself
                             Networking or Not Working
 
Career Fair
Attendance:                    250 Students
 
Organizations:      90
                                       29 Corporations  
                                       27 School Districts
                                       25 Government Agencies
                                         9 Non-Profit Agencies
 
Graduate Fairs
                             Students Attending                 Schools Participating
          Medical                 185                                          8
          Law                       125                                          7
          General                312                                          19
 
Medical/Law School Visits
          Medical                                                                 Students Attending
                             Temple School of Medicine                         7
                             Thomas Jefferson University                       2
 
          Law
                             Temple University Beasley School of Law             7
                             Penn State Dickenson School of Law                   6
                             Villanova University                                              2
                             Roger Williams University, RI                               7
 

Executive Speaker Series

 
Executive in Residence Program
Speaker                                                       Classes                           Attendance
Charles Terrell, Ed.D., VP                                      Af. Am. People               32
Div. of Diversity Policy & Programs               Biological Technique                 19
Assoc. of American Medical Colleges
 
Shannon Moore, Regional VP                        Marketing                                  24
Enterprise Rent-a-Car                                  HR Management                        30
                                                                   Prod. & Operation Mgmt.             5
 
J. M. Herr, Chairman/CEO                          Bus. Communications                    11
Herr Foods, Inc.                                           Princ. Of Acctg. II                       22
                                                                   Princ. Of Acctg. II                       25
 
Payne Brown, VP                                          Comp. African Politics                11
Strategic Initiatives                                               African American Exp.         17
Comcast Corporation
 
John O’Brien, VP                                         Oral Communications               28
Emerging Brands                                         Senior Seminar                         15
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP
 
Peter B. Alois, President/Founder                Oral Communications                21
Alois Global Trade Strategies, LLC                Int’l. Fin. Mgmt.                       6
 
J. Everett Prewitt, President                        African American Exp.               27
Northland Research Company                      Mass Media & Society               14
         
Victoria Wyeth, Wyeth Family Art Expert      Drawing I/Intro. To Media               25
Brandywine River Museum                                    & Color
 
TOTALS:                                   8 Speakers                               332 Students
 
 
Women in Leadership Series                                                     25 Students
Barbara Gee, VP, Strategic Sales Alliances, Comcast Cable Communications LLC
Rev. Lorina Marshall-Blake, VP, Government Relations, Independence Blue Cross
Kimberly Reed, Regional Diversity Recruit. Mgr., Deloitte Services LP
 
Gary Michelson Executive Leadership Lecture                           70 Students



 
 A Report on National Preparatory Examination Courses
Lincoln University
2006-2007
 
  
                                                                             Number of Students
 
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)                               14
Law School Admission Test (LSAT)                                21
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)                        12
 
PRAXIS (Education)                                                       13
 
TOTAL                                                                           60
 
 
                                                                           Course Cost
 
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)                      $11,184  
Law School Admission Test (LSAT)                       $17,980  
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)               $13,188  
PRAXIS (Education)                                               $  3,000
 
TOTAL                                                                  $45,352
   
Sources of funding:
 
Title III (Academic Affairs)
Horace Mann Bond-Leslie Pinckney Hill Grant
LEAPS (NSF)
Continuing Education receipts

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