Minutes
President’s Cabinet Meeting
April 5, 2005


Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean Jerryl Briggs and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Attending for portion of meeting: George Buchanan, Esq., University Counsel.

Cabinet meeting minutes of March 28, 2005 were approved.

Reduction in the Number of Majors and Minors
The proposal submitted by the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics was referred back to the faculty for further review, as it did not meet the goal of decreasing the number of majors.
The proposal submitted by the faculty of the Humanities recommending the discontinuance, with no new admission in 2005-2006 for German, Russian and Chinese was accepted.

Physical Plant
The cost to repair/replace roofs under the Department of General Services Project No.1101-38 has been estimated between $594,411 and $1,300,200.  Buildings included in the project are Grim, Wright, Vail, Lincoln, Azikiwe-Nkrumah, and Dickey Halls, LLC, Chapel, Maintenance Facility, Guest House and Lincoln House.  Also included in the estimate is DGS Project 1101-27, University Hall Roof.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Undergraduate Admission Statistics for Fall 2005 (as of April 4, 2005)
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2005………………………..    4401    
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2004………………………..    3397

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005……………………………    1060
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2004……………………………      905

It was noted that the in-state/out-of-state ratio for admitted students has gone from 3-to-1 in 2004 to 2-to-1 for Fall 2005.

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:45 p.m.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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