President’s Cabinet Meeting
April 25, 2006
1:00 p.m.

Minutes

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable II, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Attending for portion of meeting:  John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant.

Minutes
Draft Cabinet minutes of April 18, 2006 were approved.

2006-2007 Proposed Budgets
Cabinet continued discussions regarding the 2006-2007 operating budgets and reviewed closely the budget request submitted by Fiscal Affairs.

Much of the anticipated budget increase in the total university budget is due to salary increases mandated by union contracts and the attendant benefits, interest expense, student board and rental expenses.  In view of these necessary increases, all divisions were asked, as much as possible, to keep other expense items in line with the 2005-2006 budget.  Additionally, a close review must be made of any requests to fill vacant positions or create new positions.

The following capital fund distribution was agreed upon for 2006-2007.
·    Development and External Relations - $70,000
·    Academic Affairs - $150,000
·    Student Affairs and Enrollment Management - $200,000
·    Fiscal Affairs - $400,000

These allocations are in line with the requests submitted by each division.

An additional $2.7 million dollars has been scheduled for maintenance and renovation of facilities.

Development and External Relations
Vice President Hill shared with the Cabinet the “Lincoln University Employee Contribution Report” and urged all officers and persons holding leadership positions within the University to consider increasing their level of giving to Lincoln.  A list of all contributions made to Lincoln University during the fiscal year is included each year in the President’s Annual Report.  Reports on larger amounts received from donors are made throughout the year.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Admission Statistics for Fall 2006 (as of April 24, 2006)
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2006………………………..    4665
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2005………………………..    4800

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2006……………………………    1508
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005……………………………    1322

# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2006………………………………….   157
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2005………………………………….   150

# Graduate applications received for Fall 2006……………………………….     243
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2005……………………………….     176

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 4:15 p.m.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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