President’s Cabinet Meeting
April 10, 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.  Attending for portion of meeting: Mr. John Thompson.

 Minutes

 Cabinet minutes of April 3, 2007 were approved.

 Physical Plant Update

 Mr. Thompson provided a brief update on the roof upgrades and the HVAC projects.  Cabinet also discussed the painting needs at the Graduate Center.

 Commencement 2007

 Lincoln University will award honorary degrees to Dr. Benjamin Carson, Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland; Dr. N. Joyce Payne, founder of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Vice President for Minority Affairs for the Advancement of Public Black Colleges (OAPBC); The Reverend Dr. James A. Scott, ’52, Pastor Emeritus, Bethany Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey; and The Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, Illinois. 

 The Commencement address will be given by Dr. Ben Carson.

 Renovations to the Mary Dod Brown Chapel will not be completed by May 6th therefore, Baccalaureate service will be held in the Manuel Rivero Gymnasium. 

 New Emergency 911 numbering

 The Vice Presidents were reminded to begin planning for the complete transfer to the new telephone numbering system in October when the old numbers will no longer be operable.  Operating budgets for 2007-2008 should include the cost for ordering new letterhead and other print material.  Stationery with the old numbers can continue to be used for internal communications after the change over.

 Academic Affairs

 Vice President Venerable reviewed the purpose, agenda and expected outcome of the “Assessment Day” scheduled for April 23, 2007.  Participation by members of the Cabinet is required during the luncheon and at a group meeting/discussion.

 Fiscal Affairs

 Dean Jerryl Briggs will be added to the administrative negotiating team for the Maintenance & Housekeeping union negotiations.

 Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 
Mr. & Miss Lincoln
The following students have been selected as Mr. & Miss Lincoln for the 2007-2008 academic year.
           Miss Lincoln –      Tiffany Perry
          Mr. Lincoln -        Milan Carter

Requirements for Scholarship, Grant or Prize and Award Recipients

The policy outlining requirements for scholarship, grant or prize and award recipients stipulates that all recipients of Lincoln University scholarships or grants (e.g. 21st Century, Presidential, university, international Scholars, GPA merit scholarships, private and endowed scholarships or prizes and awards) reside on campus in order to receive or maintain their scholarships.  Recipients must earn at least 30 credit hours per year and maintain the required cumulative grade point average among other stipulations.  The residency requirement will be waived for those students whose parents’ permanent home address is within 30 miles of the Lincoln University campus, as verified by information provided on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

 The Housing and Meals Refund Policy was also approved.  Under the policy, if a student moves off-campus prior to the published Last Day to Add or Drop courses, a prorated amount for housing and meals will be assessed.  If the student moves off-campus after the published Last Day to Add or Drop courses, the student will be responsible for 100% of the housing charge and a prorated amount for meals.

Video Surveillance of Campus
A notice will be distributed to the Lincoln University Community to advise that additional surveillance cameras have been placed around campus to monitor the campus, its grounds and property.   The extra surveillance is in keeping with the university’s continuing efforts to enhance the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and campus visitors to Lincoln University.

 
Admission Statistics for fall 2007 (as of April 9, 2007)
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2007………………………..    4859
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2006………………………..    4432
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………………   1458
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………………   1359
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2007………………………………          90
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2006……………………………….         13
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2007……………………………....       146
# Graduate applications received for fall 2006……………………………….      156
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………..……………          9
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………..……………        31
 
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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