President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
ATTENDEES: President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President
Jerryl Briggs, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Howard E.
Merlin, Vice President Michael B. Hill, and Ms. Diane M. Brown..Mr. John
Thompson, Director of Physical Plant, was in attendance for a portion of
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
Mr. Thompson provided the following physical plant update:
- Vail Hall has been evacuated and the repairs to the
walls started on April 5th. Arrangements have been to allow personnel
access to files and other important
items with little disruption to all parties.
- Bidders for the HVAC improvements have been selected.
Most of this work will be in Vail & Lincoln Halls. The remaining
work will be considered as the
project moves forward.
- Bids have been received for the Grimm, Wright and Library
- Physical plant personnel are now reviewing the responses
for the Counseling & Wellness Center. A meeting is scheduled for
April 22 in Harrisburg to select the
- The bids for the Landscape and Athletics projects are
due in Harrisburg today (April 13). Physical plant personnel will be
involved in the review of responses
for this project as well.
The following is the project assignment of physical plant personnel:
Gerry Davis & Joe Urban
Landscape & Athletics
C. Morris & Horticultural Manager
Federal Student Aid Workshop – President Nelson asked that personnel
from the office of financial aid attend one of the Federal Student Aid workshops
being held by the U.S. Department of Education.
Criminal Justice Agency Designation – The Lincoln University Police
Department has been designated a criminal justice agency under the laws of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This designation will allow the University’s
officers to be commissioned within a shorter timeframe, hence the ability
to have more trained personnel on staff at a given time.
White House Initiative on HBCUs – In an effort to increase federal
agency support to HBCUs, the WHI on HBCUs is seeking information on top academic
priorities at each of the HBCUs. Lincoln University will
comply with their request for information in this regard.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) – Lincoln University
is in agreement with the DRAFT Conflict of Interest: Commissioners and Volunteer
Peer Evaluators recently circulated by the MSCHE.
Online Education – Dr. Venerable has been charged with the task of
securing a University representative to participate in a special program
for HBCUs being sponsored by Diverse Issues in Higher Education and Excelsior
College. The July 15-16 program will include an in-depth discussion
of the challenges and opportunities associated with online education.
Community concern – Mr. Hill has been asked to look into a concern
raised by a Lincoln neighbor relating to unauthorized hunting activity on
Dr. Venerable reported that he will be making a visit to Kensington Business
School, as well as two other schools, regarding the Urban Education program.
Mr. Merlin distributed copies of the 2010-11 Preliminary Operating Budget
and variance analysis.
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Resident Advisor Training – Spring Orientation was held April 10, 2010.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at
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