President’s Cabinet Meeting
May 19, 2005
Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael
B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Howard E. Merlin,
Vice President William B. Bynum, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas
and Ms. Diane M. Brown.
Marketing of Lincoln University
Vice President Hill reported on the reorganization of the Office of Marketing
and Communications. In that vein, all University printed material including
publications, recruitment brochures, advertisements and press releases will
carry a unified theme. The Office of Marketing and Communications is
to be consulted by anyone undertaking a project of this nature.
2005-2006 Capital Budget
President Nelson presented a $2,553,000 capital budget for 2005-2006, which
is based on University strategic interests and plans/priorities. In
addition, the budget includes summer work priorities and enhancements to
existing student residences.
2005-2006 Operating Budget
The Office of Fiscal Affairs has been asked to reevaluate the revenue numbers
for graduate students inasmuch as a possible increase in revenue may be realized.
The proposed draft budget currently includes an increase in the salary line
for new faculty positions in anticipation of a larger enrollment.
Further evaluation of the draft budget is necessary before it is submitted
to the Board of Trustees for adoption.
Graduate and Continuing Education Center in Philadelphia
Vice President Hill has been assigned management responsibilities over the
Graduate Center facilities and facility personnel. The management of
the academic programs housed at the Center will remain under the Office of
Academic Affairs. The reorganization will provide additional on-site
leadership at the Center, which is essential.
Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Team Evaluation Report
The PDE Team conducted a site visit review at Lincoln University on Tuesday,
May 17, 2005. The Evaluation Report cited “guidelines met” as well
as “guidelines met with concern.” President Nelson emphasized that
all programs, including those held at the Graduate Center in Philadelphia,
fall under a department of the University and all parties associated with
or hired into these programs must be governed accordingly
Office of Human Resources
The Office of Human Resources is to be consulted and involved in all matters
involving personnel. Managers and Directors should first contact this
office before taking any action in personnel related issues.
Internal Audit of Purchasing Activity
The University’s Office of Audit and Control conducted an audit of purchasing
cycle activities for the first seven months of the fiscal year. The audit
found that purchasing practices are generally functioning as per procedures
and guidelines. Exceptions encountered were mostly of a clerical error
nature and not systematic. These errors were not of a serious nature
and were attributed to a disruption in personnel. The Fiscal Office
addressed the cause of non-clerical error exceptions during the period.
Investigation into reinstating a football program at Lincoln University
Vice President Bynum reported that the reinstatement of a football program
at Lincoln would require an additional $1.4 million dollars per year in funding
for the athletics budget. Of this amount, approximately $900,000 could
be recouped by an increase in student fees. A survey of current students
indicated that those surveyed are in favor of bringing back football even
if it means an increase in student fees. More evaluation must take
place before a decision is reached.
Any department seeking University data should direct their requests through
the Office of Institutional Research.
Lincoln’s Excellent Academic Program in Science (LEAPS)
The new LEAPS program, designed to accommodate a maximum of 48 students,
is scheduled to commence summer 2005. The anticipated $320,000 in revenue
will be utilized to administer the summer program as described in the grant
Freshmen Class Schedules
Due to the anticipated increase in freshman students made possible by the
opening of the new student residence hall, the offices of Academic Affairs
and Student Affairs and Enrollment Management have been instructed to pre-schedule
freshmen for the fall semester. This will help to ensure adequate spaces
for incoming students in required courses.
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Recruitment Statistics for Fall 2005 (as of May 16, 2005)
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2005………………………..
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2004………………………..
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005…………………………… 1525
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2004…………………………… 1259
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2005……………………………….
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2005…………………………………..
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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