Minutes
President’s Cabinet Meeting
May 2, 2005


Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President William B. Bynum and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  

Founder’s Day and Commencement Weekend
President Nelson expressed his gratitude to everyone for their efforts in the success of the Founder’s Day/Alumni and Commencement weekend activities.  From all accounts, the Founder’s Day and Alumni Awards Banquet on Saturday evening, and the Baccalaureate and Commencement programs on Sunday were well received.  

2005-2006 Operating and Capital Budgets
The vice presidents were asked to revisit the draft capital budget to bring it in line with the $1.9 million allotment.  The enhancement of the current residence halls and the new residence hall are the two top capital priorities.  Other capital requests should be in line with the priorities contained in the University’s Strategic Plan.

Additional revisions must be made to the proposed operating budget.  Given projected enrollment, expenses and revenues, the vice presidents were instructed that budgeted expenses for 2005-2006 must not exceed budgeted expenses for the 2004-05 fiscal year.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Recruitment Statistics for Fall 2005 (as of May 2, 2005)
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2005………………………..    5073    
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2004………………………..    3671

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005……………………………    1419
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2004……………………………    1152

# Graduate applications received for Fall 2005……………………………….    312
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2005…………………………………..    111

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:45 a.m.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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