President’s Cabinet Meeting
April 18, 2006
9:00 a.m.

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 11:45 a.m.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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