President’s Cabinet Meeting
May 16, 2006
9:00 a.m.
Minutes

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable II, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean Gladys J. Willis and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Attending for portion of meeting:  Dean John O. Chikwem

Minutes
Draft Cabinet minutes of May 10, 2006 were approved.

FY 07 Operating Budget
In order to develop a balanced budget for 2006-2007, an additional $1.5 million in expenses must be eliminated from the proposed budgets submitted to the fiscal office.  President Nelson plans to submit the University’s proposed 2006-2007 budget to the Board of Trustees for approval prior June 30, 2006.

New design for Lincoln University Web site
A university committee is working on the new design of the Lincoln University Web site.  Cabinet recommended changes to the proposed new design for the home page and the admissions home page.  President Nelson expressed a desire that the site be designed in such a way that it is informative and appealing to prospective students yet still provide information of interest to others logging onto the site.

Academic Enrichment Center
The construction of the new science building provides the opportunity to utilize Wright Hall to bring all academic support services under one roof.  Wright Hall renovation will be so designed as to house Academic Advising, Student Services, Women’s Center/Counseling, Minority Male Health, Upward Bound, Computer labs.  Additional offices/programs may be identified for relocation to the Academic Enrichment Center as well.

Fiscal Affairs
A live simulation of the new Datatel system is scheduled for the week of May 22nd.

Development and External Relations
As the university begins to take steps to implement the recent Student Life Enhancement/Football programs authorized by the Board of Trustees, Vice President Hill will assemble a Football Advisory Group to help raise funds and assist in other areas relative to the football program.

Academic Affairs
Vice President Venerable provided copies of the “Master Calendar, Schedule of Activities” for the Academic Affairs Office.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Admission Statistics for Fall 2006 (as of May 12, 2006)
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2006………………………..    4948
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2005………………………..    5175

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2006……………………………    1869
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005……………………………    1497

# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2006………………………………….    278
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2005………………………………….    253

# Graduate applications received for Fall 2006……………………………….      246
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2005……………………………….      224

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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