President’s Cabinet Meeting
May 12, 2009
9:00 a.m.
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President William B. Bynum, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Jerryl Briggs, Dr. Debbie Bullock, Ms. Thelma Ross, Mr. John Thompson and Ms. Diane M. Brown.   

MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of May 5, 2009 were approved.
 
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
 
Mr. Thompson provided detailed charts which outlined the various state-funded capital projects currently underway at Lincoln.
 
We are on schedule to move into the new science building and move out of Grim Hall by August 15, 2009.  In order to meet this deadline, it may be necessary to use some furnishing already in our possession until the new furniture order is delivered to the campus. 
 
PRESIDENT
 
Federal and State Budgets – President Nelson distributed articles concerning developments at the Federal and State levels that may very likely impact Lincoln University and higher education in general.
 
Lincoln University’s 2009-10 Budget – The capital and operating budgets were reviewed in detail.  Progress has been made toward developing a balanced 2009-2010 budget for presentation to the Board of Trustees by June 30.

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
Dean Thomas was asked to register Lincoln University to participate in the “HBCU Debate Teams” Pilot Program sponsored by the White House Initiative on HBCUs.  Participants will attend a week-long workshop August 8-15, 2009 at the University of Mary Washington in VA.

FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
The Bid for Lincoln University’s “Major IT Systems Disaster Recovery” has been completed and is ready for distribution to possible vendors.
 
The new Wellness Committee is planning to hold a kick-off event prior to the return of the students in August. 

STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
The division of student affairs will submit Lincoln University’s enrollment form for the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge 2010.  The division of academic affairs will look into the possibility of getting more faculty directly involved with this program.
 
The number of undergraduate applications received to date for the fall 2009 semester exceeds the previous record set for persons seeking admission to Lincoln University.
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2009 (as of May 8, 2009)
 
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2009………………………..    6982
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2008………………………..    5146
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2009……………………………    2024
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2008……………………………    1661
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2009………………………………….    261
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2008………………………………….    160
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2009……………………………….      210
# Graduate applications received for fall 2008……………………………….        55
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2009…………………………………..       101
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2008…………………………………..         51
   
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:15 p.m.
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