President's Cabinet Meeting

April 24, 2000

Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Richard C. Winchester, Vice President Edward L. McCusker, Vice President Arnold T. Hence, Vice President Anthony R. Fairbanks, Mr. John Willis, Ms. Diane M. Brown

Physical Plant Update - Mr. Willis provided the Cabinet with a schedule of priority capital projects in progress or planned to begin by June 30. Items included DEP cleanup and waste disposal, Houston Hall Showers, Lucy Laney Roof & Renovation, Library Roof, Manual Rivero Gym Roof, Tennis Courts, EPA Spill Prevention Plan, McRary Heat, and Rendall Heat. President Nelson asked that the following projects be added to the list: Alarm/Security System, International Cultural Center, Cannon House, Building # 25, privatized housing, and additional work to be performed at the Library. Vice President Winchester was asked to find out from Dr. DeBoy and Coach Jones which of the three HPER projects they consider to be the highest priority.

The following capital projects have been approved by the State but are not yet funded: University Hall, Alarm system, Steam Distribution system, and Storm Drainage system. Mr. McGowan and Mr. Draper are to provide a flow chart of maintenance tasks to be completed over the summer months. The flow chart is to be completed for an implementation date of May 8, 2000.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - The University received a letter from the President of Iota Tau Omega Chapter stating that the current status of Epsilon Nu is officially listed as "inactive" (not suspended). The student President of Epsilon Nu has been informed of this decision and advised that no campus activity should take place in the name of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority until instructions have been received regarding the future status of the chapter.

Admissions Statistics - Data as of April 20, 2000
# of undergraduate applications for Fall 2000 ------------------------------2640
# of undergraduate applications for Fall 1999-------------------------------2391
# admitted for Fall 2000-----------------------------------------------------827
# admitted for Fall 1999-----------------------------------------------------878
# deposits paid for Fall 2000--------------------------------------------------31
# deposits paid for Fall 1999--------------------------------------------------86
# of Graduate applications for Fall 2000---------------------------------------39

- The Lincoln "Students in Free Enterprise" team performed well at the recent competition held in Valley Forge. The University will provide the $8,000 in funds needed for Lincoln's students to participate further in the SIFE competitions.

2000-2001 Budget - Cabinet members were asked to submit to the budget office by Friday, April 28, 2000, their narratives on the effects of possible budget cuts on their areas.

Philadelphia's Promotional Campaign - Dr. Robert Laney will be asked to look into how Lincoln might become involved in the campaign highlighting the Philadelphia area's assets to college bound students and their parents. An article about the promotional campaign appeared in the Saturday, April 22, 2000 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Other items on the agenda were for information purposes only.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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