President’s Cabinet Meeting
April 21, 2009
9:00 a.m.
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President William B. Bynum, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dr. Debbie Bullock and Ms. Diane M. Brown.   

MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of April 14, 2009 were approved.
 
PRESIDENT
 
Lincoln University’s 2009-10 Budget – The Cabinet members continued their discussions regarding the 2009-2010 operating & capital budgets.  Fiscal Conformance Reports for the period July 1, 2008 – March 31, 2009 were discussed.
 
Centers of Excellence Scholarships – The deans explained the involvement of faculty in recruiting and retaining these scholars.  The importance of faculty involvement and follow up by admissions personnel in the recruiting process was stressed. 
 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
Dean Thomas provided a list of student achievements and internships for the School of Social Sciences and Behavioral Studies.  Deans Chikwem and Willis were asked to provide this same type of information for compilation of a student achievement report for the entire University.
 
Dean Chikwem advised that 2009 is the first graduating class for the LEAPS program.
 
Dean Willis was asked to provide a description of Lincoln’s Honors Program to President Nelson.
 

DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
 
Work has begun on the distance education room at 3020 Lincoln Plaza in Philadelphia.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Five hundred (500) beds will be available for freshman students for fall 2009.  The decrease in this number from prior years is due to a larger retention of upperclass students.
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2009 (as of April 20, 2009)
 
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2009………………………..    6435
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2008………………………..    4866
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2009……………………………    1754
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2008……………………………    1363
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2009………………………………….    157
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2008………………………………….      55
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2009……………………………….     168
# Graduate applications received for fall 2008……………………………….       55
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2009…………………………………..        27
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2008…………………………………..        51
   
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:45 p.m.

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