President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, April 16, 2008
2:00 p.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
  Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Michael B. Hill, President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President William B. Bynum, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis and Ms. Diane M. Brown.
 
MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of April 8, 2008, were approved.
 
 
PRESIDENT
 
Middle States Reaccreditation Review - The Middle States April 13-16, 2008 campus visit and Exit Interview suggestions and recommendations were discussed by the cabinet.  The collection, recording and utilization of assessment data in strategic planning was discussed at length. 
 
Student Union Building Renovation – Funds have been released to the current contractor to perform the data wiring and additional electrical work.  The release of these funds at this time will most likely shorten the 3-4 month extension previously anticipated.
 
2008 National HBCU Week Conference will be held September 7-10, 2008 in Washington, DC.
 
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Details of the proposed 2008-09 Operating Budget were reviewed and discussed.  Additional adjustments must be made in order to avoid an increase in expenses over last fiscal year.  The vice presidents were asked to carefully consider whether requests for additional staffing and increases in the supply budget lines are critical to the successful operation of their areas.
 
The revised “Termination Policy & Procedure” was approved by the Cabinet.
 
Cabinet discussed the “Compensation Reduction Agreement” relative to health of dental benefits, which will be distributed to employees.  The form must be completed and returned to the Office of Human Resources in order to purchase group health and/or dental coverage on a pre-tax basis.
 
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS & ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Lincoln University is on target to submit its Annual Report and Institutional Self Study Guide to the NCAA by the June 1 deadline.  The NCAA Membership Committee will review this information at its July meeting as part of the University’s exploratory period and membership process.
 
The Department of Athletics has established “Lions” Season Ticket Packages for the Inaugural Football Season 2008 and Basketball 08/09.  Season Ticket Packages and the “SideLion” pass may be purchased by contacting the athletic ticket office at 484-365-7391 or 7384.
 
A number of year end close out banquets/activities were held over the past week.
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2008 (as of April 15, 2008)
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2008………………………..    4752*
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2007………………………..    4922
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2008……………………………    1304
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………………    1558
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2008………………………………….       43
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2007………………………………….     111
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2008……………………………....        54*
# Graduate applications received for fall 2007……………………………….      142
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2008……………………..……………        51
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………..……………        18
 
*On-line applications direct input into new Datatel system is not quite up-to-date.
   
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 4:45 p.m.

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