President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
ICC Cabinet Room
ATTENDEES: President Ivory V. Nelson, Provost Grant D. Venerable,
Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin,
Vice President Jerryl Briggs, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis,
Dean John O. Chikwem and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Mr. John Thompson, Director
of Physical Plant was in attendance for a portion of the meeting.
Minutes of the April 28, 2010 Cabinet meeting were approved.
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
Summer Projects List – Fourteen of the summer projects are in progress.
Some of the items on the list will have to be designed and bid with the installation
taking place in May 2011. The design, bid and manufacturing process
for these projects will not allow completion by the end of this summer.
Rendall Hall – A new electrical transformer has been received and
will be installed shortly.
LLC – Due to the breakdown of a 4160 volt transformer, a temporary
skid generator was connected to temporarily service the south wing of the
LLC through Commencement weekend. A new transformer is on order. Repairs
should be complete in approximately three weeks.
Vail Hall – Repair of the interior walls is complete. The next
phase (HVAC upgrades) can begin 30-45 days from now.
Langston Hughes Memorial Library – Plans are being made to move 100,000
volumes from the fourth floor of the LHML to a new module to provide access
in a temporary library. The books from the fourth floor are the only
things to be removed from the library during Phase II construction.
The target for the move has been set as mid-July.
Cingular Wireless – The contract for the placement of a Cingular Wireless
Antennae on the water tower is near completion.
Landscaping and Athletic Fields Project – A rebid for general construction
only was issued on May 4, 2010. The bid opening has been set for May
Commencement -- The Founder’s Day and Commencement weekend was an
outstanding success. Special thanks and kudos go to physical plant
personnel, the President’s Office staff, and members of the Advancement Team
for their planning and coordination of the various events throughout the
Advancing to the Top – Vice President Briggs presented the Action
Plans for the division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (SAEM).
Plans are included for Public Safety, Student Life and Development, Residence
Life (Student Housing) and Dining Services. The Plan also includes
programs that will address the six components of the Overarching Theme (academic,
cultural, social, physical, mental and spiritual). The ultimate goal
is to meld the co-curricular programs with what is being taught in the classrooms.
Lincoln University will seek to have more of its programs accredited through
national accrediting agencies/organizations. The five Centers of Excellence
will be the first programs targeted for accreditation status.
Bachelor of Human Services (BHS) – The BHS program has been adopted.
Implementation is anticipated for spring 2011.
Distance Education – Cabinet discussed documents distributed by MSCHE
on Distance Education and the MSCHE Policy Statement on “Substantive Change”
in conjunction with Lincoln University’s possible expansion to distance education
Lincoln University’s Transition to Direct Federal Lending – The following
is a summary of the transition process:
• The communication software (TD Client) has been installed
to allow Lincoln University to communicate with the Department of Education
through the Student Aid Information Gateway (SAID). Fund codes have
been created in Colleague for the Federal loans.
• Students will be notified throughout the summer of the
requirements to receive Federal student loan funding for the 2010-2011 school
year. All students must complete and submit an Electronic Master Promissory
Note and will be required to complete Entrance counseling via the Federal
Student Aid website studentloans.gov.
• A review of Lincoln University’s bank account information
in G5, the Department of Education’s payment system, will be undertaken to
determine if a new account is needed for Direct Loan funds.
• Additional training for Financial Aid staff will occur
the week of May 10,2010
• Financial Aid administrative staff will attend a one-day
workshop sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Special Initiatives
department on May 20, 2010 on the campus of Bowie State University.
The first draft of the submissions for the proposed 2010-2011 Operating budgets
were distributed and discussed.
Dean Chikwem reported that three Lincoln University graduates will be receiving
degrees from the Hershey Medical Center on Sunday, May 16, 2010.
DEVELOPMENT & EXTERNAL RELATIONS
Executive Vice President Hill informed the group about a National Health
Disparities conference that will be taking place in Philadelphia November
11-13, 2010. Mr. Hill is on the planning board and is encouraging Lincoln
University participation in the conference as we have several faculty persons
involved in some way in this issue.
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Summer Bridge Update – 295 Students have been accepted into the summer
bridge program; 23 students have paid their acceptance fee.
Centers of Excellence Applications Update:
All students who
Area of Interest
3.0/900 or better
Fall 2010 Admission Statistics (As of 05.09.2010):
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2009…………………………….
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2010………………………….…
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2010 with 900+ SAT………........
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2009………………………………..
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2010……………………………. …
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2010 with 900+ SAT………….........
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2009…………………………………....
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2010…………………………………….
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2010 by students with 900+ SAT..….......
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at
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