President’s Cabinet Meeting
May 1 2007
2:00 PM
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
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 and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  (Attending for portion of meeting: Dean Jerryl Briggs)
 
Minutes
 
Cabinet minutes of April 25, 2007 were approved.
 
Senate Education Committee Campus Security Public Hearing
 
President Nelson presented testimony at the Senate Education Committee Campus Security Public Hearing held May 2, 2007 in Harrisburg.  The hearing was convened to allow representatives of the Commonwealth’s colleges and universities to testify about their campus security systems and to discuss any improvements that might be suggested.
 
Senator Specter Proposal to address “at risk” youth
 
Dean Briggs provided the Cabinet with an update on the April 30, 2007 meeting convened by Senator Arlen Specter on the topic of violence among our youth.  The proposed program would involve Lincoln University and students from other universities serving as mentors for “at risk” youth in the Philadelphia area.  Lincoln University has programs in place on its campus to begin to address issues facing young males and has indicated its desire to be actively involved in the Senator’s mentoring program should funding be secured for this initiative.
 
State Audit
 
The Commonwealth of PA Department of the Auditor General will begin an audit on May 8, 2007 of the appropriations earned by Lincoln University for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006.
 
Lincoln University Emergency Response Manual
 
President Nelson asked the Vice Presidents to review the University’s Emergency Response Manual for any necessary updates/revisions to be adopted by the Cabinet.
 
Lincoln University undergraduate receives Fulbright Grant
 
Mr. Lamonte Aidoo ‘07, a French major, graduating with a 3.91 GPA, has been selected as a Fulbright student grantee to Colombia, placing him among a very small group of undergraduate individuals who have been given the rare opportunity to conduct research under the Fulbright Program.  Lamonte is the first Lincoln University senior to be awarded the Fulbright Scholarship grant. 
 
Horace Mann Bond-Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship
 
Mr. Jack Drummond ’00 and Ms. Chima Oparah ’03 are the two most recent recipients of the Commonwealth’s Hoarace Mann Bond-Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship.  Mr. Drummond received the award for graduate study in the Doctor of Education program in Educational Administration within the College of Education.  Ms. Oparah’s scholarship is for continued study at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
 
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2007 (as of April 23, 2007)
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2007………………………..    5144
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2006………………………..    4815
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………………    1688
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………………    1572
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2007………………………………….    191
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2006………………………………….    192
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2007……………………………....       147
# Graduate applications received for fall 2006……………………………….      239
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………..……………        12
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………..……………        91
 
 
Fiscal Affairs
 
The University received over 150 applications in its search for the Director of Human Resources.  Interviews of selected candidates have begun.
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 4:00 p.m.
   
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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