President’s Cabinet Meeting
April 11, 2001

Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Edward L. McCusker, , Vice President Saligrama SubbaRao, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President
William B. Bynum, Ms. Diane M. Brown

Strategic Planning - The University expects to have a plan in place by the end of the summer to be presented to the Board of Trustees at their September 2001 meeting.

SAP R/3 Project - The University has begun the implementation of a technology curricular integration plan (SAP University Alliance Project) in partnership with SAP America, Inc. The project formally commenced on March 19, 2001, and is expected to last 18 months with a completion date of August 31, 2002.  The first phase of the Lincoln project contemplates the implementation and integration of two courses into the curriculum, one each from Economics and Business and Computer Science, and then to incrementally add targeted courses from the two departments in phases two and three.  Lincoln faculty have been scheduled to attend SAP R/3 Overview training classes at SAP’s facility in PA.  In addition, the committee and IT management are working to define the requirements for configuring space in John Miller Dickey Hall with the required hardware/software technologies and furniture and fixtures to support the SAP R/3 curriculum integration requirements. Lincoln continues to explore possible partnerships and alliances for funding and curriculum development for the project.

Strategic IT Planning - Lincoln has begun strategic planning in information technology to set the direction for technology development over the next few years.  Corporate funding is being sought to support costs for consultants, travel, publication of a master planning document and other expenses associated with these efforts.  The planning will include the involvement of staff, students and faculty.

Credit Card Marketing on Campus - Legislation has been enacted which requires Pennsylvania colleges and university to adopt a policy to regulate the marketing practices used on campuses by credit card companies.  Vice President Bynum will draft such a policy for Lincoln.

Federal Financial Aid Changes - An April 6, 2001 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that the Education Department will no longer allow colleges to provide federal financial aid to students who do not respond to a question on their financial-aid application forms that asks whether they have "ever been convicted of possessing or selling illegal drugs."  Vice President Bynum will ensure that financial aid personnel are advised of this change and that students completing the forms are made aware of the consequences of not responding to this question.


Fiscal Affairs
Fact finding for faculty contract negotiations has been scheduled for April 27, 2001.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (SAEM)

Student Government Association Election of Officers - The election of Student Government Association officers was held April 10, 2001. The results of the election are listed below:

  President------------------------------------------------Jovan T. Davis
  Vice President, External Affairs-----------------------Kaleisha K. Biggs
  Vice President, Internal Affairs-------------------------Kristin M. Dixon
  Treasurer--------------------------------------------------Joy V. Harris
  Secretary------------------------------------------------Judith A. Sakyi

Blood Drive - A total of 55 Lincoln students donated blood for a recent Red Cross blood drive sponsored by Student Health Services.  Of the 55 participants, 38 registered as bone marrow donors.

Admissions Statistics as of April 6, 2001
No. of undergraduate applications for fall 2001……………....2339
No. of undergraduate applications for fall 2000…………...….2516

No. of undergraduates admitted for fall 2001…………………  730
No. of undergraduates admitted for fall 2000…………………  737

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President