President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Ms. Jody C. Brunner for Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Attending for a portion of the meeting Mr. John H. Thompson, Director of Physical Plant.
 
MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of May 6, 2008 were approved.
 
PRESIDENT
 
2008 MSCHE Evaluation Team Final Report
 
Lincoln University’s response to the MSCHE Committee was approved by Cabinet.
 
Preparing Lincoln Students for the 21st Century
 
President Nelson presented to members of Cabinet a framework for preparing successful leaders.  The outline was discussed in detail.  Further discussion was postponed until the next Cabinet meeting scheduled for May 27, 2008.
 
PHYSICAL PLANT
 
PA DGS Projects
 
Mr. Thompson reported that inclement weather has delayed construction at the new Science Building by 50+ days. Library renovations are one week ahead of schedule. The Student Union Building wiring is 60% complete and the roof leak was repaired.  The Bookstore is scheduled to move into the Student Union on June 19.
 
President Nelson requested Mr. Thompson to increase ICC storage square footage based on available funds.
 
President Nelson recently obtained an additional $700,000 for furniture, fixtures and equipment from PA DGS.
 
Summer Schedule
 
Mr. Thompson provided an update on summer projects that are either underway or scheduled.  The Rendall Hall abatement project began today and the McRary Hall bathroom renovations are under contract.  Job specifications for an architectural review of Alumni, Bond, Cresson, Houston, and Building #15 will be ready for bid next week. 
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Employee Medical Coverage
 
Cabinet approved Lincoln University’s Medical Coverage Opt Out policy as presented by Vice President Merlin.  The policy provides medical benefit eligible employees to opt out of medical coverage.
 
Vice President Merlin urged all University employees to complete, sign and return the 2008-09 Medical Coverage Benefits Form to the Office of Human Resources not later than May 25, 2008.
 
FY09 Capital and Operating Budgets
 
The FY09 Capital and Operating budgets were reviewed in detail.
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
The next Cabinet meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. in the Vail Hall Board Room.  The Vice Presidents and Deans were asked to be in attendance.
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 1:10 p.m.

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