President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
ATTENDEES: President Ivory V. Nelson, Provost and Senior Vice
President Dr. Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Executive
Vice President Michael B. Hill, Interim Vice President Jerryl Briggs, Mr.
Lloyd Asparagus, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Ms. Jody C.
The May 11, 2010, Cabinet minutes were amended as follows: Discussion
Topics. 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
• 2010 Graduation Data. Dean Willis will provide
Cabinet members with the official number of graduate students; Mr. Briggs
with the official number of undergraduate students that graduated on May
• Summer Bridge Program. Cabinet members continued
an in depth dialogue regarding the University’s Summer Bridge Program.
Dr. Nelson asked Executive Vice President Hill to provide Cabinet members
with the official number of students enrolled/paid. Senior Vice President
Venerable was asked to provide a one-page summary on accreditation, majors
and model for the Summer Bridge Program which will be placed high on the
agenda for the Fall 2010 semester. The 2010 Summer Bridge Program begins
• Summer Transportation Institute. Senior
Vice President Venerable will discuss how the program benefits Lincoln University
with the Project Director.
• Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair of New Jersey.
President Nelson asked Executive Vice President Hill to confirm Lincoln University’s
participation. The fair will be held November 13-19, 2010 at five regional
sites in New Jersey.
• Bosendorfer Piano and University Organ.
Dr. Nelson asked Senior Vice President Venerable to develop guidelines regarding
use of the University’s new Bosendorfer piano. The piano is scheduled
to arrive today or tomorrow.
Dean Willis recommended that the University
consider purchasing an organ. President Nelson asked Executive Vice
President Hill to consult with Mr. Steve Carol regarding the purchase of
• 2010-11 and 2011-12 Budgets. President Nelson
reported that, after meeting with Commonwealth legislators, the consensus
was the 2010-11 and 2011-12 budgets will be extremely difficult to navigate—more
so than that of the 2009-10 budget.
• Direct Student Loan. Lincoln University
is officially prepared to offer Direct Student Loans to our students.
• Campus Facilities and Office/Department Relocations.
(a) Athletic facilities and landscaping bid opening scheduled for May 18,
2010; (b) the Business Office is scheduled to move into new modules beginning
the week of June 28; (c) Executive Vice President Hill will facilitate an
alternative security system for the basement of University Hall and repairs
to the Library modules (d) Lobar/Farfield was awarded the Wellness Center
and Quad construction projects.
PROVOST AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR
ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
• Academic Curriculum. Cabinet members continued
an in depth dialogue regarding the University’s academic curriculum.
• Functions of Academic and Student Affairs Team Units:
Achieving the Over-Arching Themes was presented and discussed.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
• Internship Co-op. Mr. Ralph Simpson and Dean Chikwem
will meet to discuss University-wide implementation of an Internship Co-op
at Lincoln University.
• Core Curriculum. The University must continue
to assess the University’s core curriculum and the number of majors offered.
• Salary Documents. President Nelson will
request salary documents from Human Resources for discussion at the next
Cabinet meeting scheduled for May 25. Cabinet members are to determine
what they need next year.
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Fall 2010 Undergraduate Admission Statistics (as of 05.17.10)
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at
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