President’s Cabinet Meeting
April 18, 2006
Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael
B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable II, Vice President Howard E. Merlin,
Mr. Kiran Taunk, Dean Jerryl Brigs and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Attending
for portion of meeting: Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas
and Dean Gladys J. Willis
Draft Cabinet minutes of April 11, 2006 were approved.
2006-2007 Proposed Budgets
President Nelson presented a detail summary of the proposed 2006-2007
salary budgets that had been submitted thus far to Human Resources.
The academic vice president and deans expressed concern that the numbers
presented in the report did not accurately reflect their plans for the coming
year. The office of Human Resources will meet with persons in the academic
area to resolve any discrepancies noted in the employee rosters maintained
by Human Resources.
The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management presented its proposed
2006-2007 budget to the Cabinet. Academic Affairs also presented an
update on its budget development.
Early Retirement Proposal
The administration has looked into the possibility of offering early retirement
to members of the faculty. After review of several options, it has
been determined that it is not cost effective to implement such a policy
at this time.
Lincoln University Press
Deans Thomas and Willis were asked to further review the draft Charter presented
to the Cabinet and develop a comprehensive Charter for implementation.
Middle States Self-Study Review
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has accepted Lincoln University’s
Self-study design, which was evaluated by Ms. Linda Suskie during her pre-evaluation
visit to the campus April 4, 2006. In her follow up letter, Ms. Suskie
commended Lincoln on it’s self-study design and stated that it is “….a model
for other institutions.” Lincoln University’s accreditation evaluation
is scheduled for 2007.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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