President’s Cabinet Meeting
April 17 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, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis and Ms. Diane M. Brown. 
 
Minutes
 
Cabinet minutes of April 10, 2007 were approved.
 
Security on college Campuses
 
The recent incident at Virginia Tech has raised many questions concerning safety and security on the nation’s college and university campuses.  President Nelson asked the Cabinet to review the current crisis management plan in place for Lincoln University to see how our plan measures us.  He also indicated that he would like to see a notification system put in place that would utilize cell phone communication with students in the case of emergency.  The installation of a warning siren to be sounded in emergencies was also discussed as a possible additional security measure.
 
Capital Projects
 
The Commonwealth Budget has approved furniture and equipment funding for the following projects:
          University Hall:     $2,000,000
          Student Union:    $3,000,000
 
Perimeter fencing will only be installed along Baltimore Pike at this time.  The cost of installing additional fencing along Ashmun Road makes it not possible at this time.
 
The summer project list submitted by the Physical Plant must be discussed with Student Affairs & Enrollment Management personnel prior to establishing priorities and approval by the Cabinet.
 
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 
The group discussed acceptable products for promotional marketing which will be permitted at Lincoln University in connection to student athletics and events.  It was agreed that marketing of tobacco products will not be permitted in any form.  Other products may be considered on a case by case basis. 
 
Cabinet discussed the possibility of offering alumni discounts for graduate studies at Lincoln University.  Cabinet agreed to look closely into an acceptable discounting mechanism that would make implementation possible.  As this is a policy matter, approval of the Board of Trustees will be necessary. 
 
The 2007 Nissan Student Government Leadership Program (NSGLP) will be held July 29-August 2, 2007.  The program is designed for SGA Presidents of HBCUs and accommodates only 60 students.  Lincoln University will nominate its SGA president for participation. 
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2007 (as of April 16, 2007)
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2007………………………..    4951
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2006………………………..    4526
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………………    1567
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………………    1424
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2007………………………………….      109
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2006………………………………….     140
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2007……………………………....       146
# Graduate applications received for fall 2006……………………………….      170
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………..……………          9
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………..……………        31
 
Academic Affairs
 
Vice President Venerable provided an update on the progress of the Self-Study. 
 
President Nelson and the vice presidents will participate in the “Assessment Day” scheduled for Monday, April 23, 2007.
 
Following its recent review, the PA Department of Education has given full approval of Lincoln University’s Professional Educator Programs.
 
Dean Chikwem reported that he has 50 students now participating in internships with many more internships available for our students. 
 
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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