President’s Cabinet Meeting
May 15, 2007
9:00 AM
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum, Ms. Danielle Jones for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  (Attending for portion of meeting: Vice President Howard E. Merlin)
 
Minutes
 
Cabinet minutes of May 8, 2007 were approved.
 
MSA CHE Accreditation Review Scheduled
 
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education evaluation team visit has been scheduled for Sunday, April 13, 2008 through Wednesday, April 16, 2008.  The team chair, Dr. Thelma Thompson, will make her preliminary visit to Lincoln September 23-24, 2007.
 
Fiscal Affairs
 
Cabinet approved the policy on “Donation of Assets to Outside Organizations/Individuals.”
 
The 2007-2008 draft budgets will be distributed to the vice presidents for review next week.  Additional reductions in expenses and/or increases in revenues are needed in order to reach a balanced budget.
 
Academic Affairs
 
Dean Chikwem provided an update on the LEAPS program and Dean Thomas briefed the Cabinet concerning the summer Law & Transportation programs.
 
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2007 (as of May 15, 2007)
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2007………………………..     5282
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2006………………………..     4963
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………………     1857
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………………     1874
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2007………………………………….      346
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2006………………………………….      293
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2007……………………………....       241
# Graduate applications received for fall 2006……………………………….      242
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………..……………        63
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………..……………        99
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.
   
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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