President’s Cabinet Meeting
April 25 2007
9:30 a.m.
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  (Attending for portion of meeting: Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant)
 
Minutes
 
Cabinet minutes of April 17, 2007 were approved.
 
Physical Plant Briefing
 
    -        University Hall schedule has been extended by 20 days due to roof projects
    -         Cabinet agreed that once Morris Hall is demolished, the space and the footprint for the building will become green space
           with possibly a pavilion/picnic area in the future
    -         Dean Gladys J. Willis will head up the team for selection of furniture, fixtures and equipment needs in Lincoln Hall and
          Ware Center.  All office furniture will be the same as will all conference room furniture.
    -         The University cannot get generators for 540 days due to the backlog brought on after Katrina .
    -      Roofing projects are scheduled for Lincoln Hall, Dickey Hall, Vail, Public Safety and the Maintenance building
    -         The new electronic billboard sign is scheduled to be completed before the students return in August
    -        Mr. Thompson and Vice President Bynum will prioritize the summer capital projects to ensure that the necessary student projects are on the schedule
 
Student Loans and Preferred Lenders
 
The Office of Internal Audit recently reviewed the process in place at Lincoln concerning student loans.  “The review found that Lincoln has no arrangements with preferred or other lenders and does not benefit in any material way from preferred or other lenders.”
 
Security on college Campuses
 
Cabinet continued discussions on security measures at Lincoln University and President Nelson distributed copies of the following articles:
 
-         “New Phone Technologies Can Help Colleges Communicate Campuswide in Emergencies,”
       The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 17, 2007
-         “College Risk Managers Weigh the Benefits of Emergency Notification, Other Security Measures,”
 
        The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 18, 2007
-         “When a National Spotlight Falls on a Campus, Public-Relations Officers Feel the Heat,”
       The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 18, 2007
-         “Opinion: Bad Public Policy Contributes to the Death Count,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 18, 2007
-         “Colleges’ Safety and Rick-Management Experts Begin Looking for Lessons in Virginia Tech Shootings,”
        The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 17, 2007
-         “Colleges Feel Caught in Shifting Landscape,” The Washington Post, April 18, 2007
-         “Laws Limit Options When a Student Is Mentally Ill,” The New York Times, April 19, 2007
 
Academic Affairs
 
Lincoln University Students Excel
Dean Thomas reported that Ms. Rumbi Tabvuma won the first place price at the WCTU Pennsylvania Oratorical Contest held in McVeytown, PA on April 10, 2007.  Ms. Tabvuma’s first place win is her second straight win.  She will represent the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at both the World and National Speech Competitions on September 14, 2007 in Indianapolis, IN.
 
In addition, Lincoln University students won five of the eight awards given at the 2007 Robert S. Barmettler Intercollegiate Speech Competition held during the week of April 12-14, 2007 at Alabama State University.  Other schools represented at this competition included Albany State University, Fisk University, Miles College, South Carolina State University and Tuskegee University.
 
Professional Educator Program Approval
The official notification letter indicates that the PA Department of Education, Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation has granted full professional educator program approval to Lincoln University for the following Professional Educator Programs:
 
INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
 
Biology                         61-8405                Mathematics                  61-6800
Early childhood Ed.       61-2840                Music                            61-7205
Elementary Ed               61-2810                Reading Specialist         61-7650
English                          61-3230                Social Studies                61-8875
French                          61-4410                Spanish                         61-4490
Health & Physical Ed     61-4805
 
TEACHER INTERN PROGRAMS
 
Biology                          51-8405               Mathematics                    51-6800
Early childhood Ed.       51-2840                Music                              51-7205
Elementary Ed               51-2810                Reading Specialist           51-7650
English                          51-3230                Social Studies                  51-8875
French                           51-4410               Spanish      `                    51-4490
Health & Physical Ed     51-4805
 
 
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2007 (as of April 23, 2007)
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2007………………………..    5024
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2006………………………..    4660
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………………    1620
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………………    1506
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2007………………………………….    137
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2006………………………………….    160
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2007……………………………....       146
# Graduate applications received for fall 2006……………………………….      239
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………..……………          9
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………..……………        91
 
Fulbright
 
Lincoln University has been selected to implement a two week Fulbright Preacademic Training Program from July 22 – August 5, 2007.  The program is designed to assist students with the transition into their academic studies.
 
Conflict of Interest Statement
 
Cabinet discussed the possibility of revising the current policy to reflect that only full-time faculty, directors and above and all persons in the fiscal affairs area would be required to execute the Conflict of Interest Statement.  The matter will be presented to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees for discussion and possible action.
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 1:00 p.m.
 
 
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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