President’s Cabinet Meeting
May 19, 2009
9:00 a.m.
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President William B. Bynum, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Jerryl Briggs, Dr. Debbie Bullock and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Mr. John Thompson attended for a portion of the meeting.

MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of May 12, 2009 were approved.
 
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
 
Cabinet finalized the summer capital projects list.  The summer projects now total $729,000, with $140,000 designated for painting.  Phase I of the ASL will be given priority in the painting projects.
 
The University will look at adding another utility vehicle to the FFE budget for the ICC.
 
PRESIDENT
 
Lincoln University’s 2009-10 Budget – The attendees discussed the University’s staffing needs and salary budget in detail.  The need to closely manage with a goal of reducing overtime was stressed.

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
The academic deans were asked to provide written process/status/progress reports on their efforts to reach out to students eligible for the 70 new Centers of Excellence Scholarships. 
 
Dr. Bynum indicated that the engagement of our students throughout the year is needed to produce a Honda All Star winning team.  Dean Gladys Willis will seek to get the Honors Program involved with the Championship.  It is hoped that the involvement of the Honors Program will provide this missing aspect of preparation and training for our student participants.
Dean Thomas has identified four (4) Lincoln University students to participate in the White House Initiative on HBCUs’ “HBCU Debate Team” Pilot Program workshop August 8-15 at the University of Mary Washington in VA.  The University will make certain that funds are provided to cover the cost of our students’ participation in this pilot program event.

STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
The division of SAEM projects that with the increase in applications and deposits paid to date, it will have no problem in achieving its desired class of incoming students.  Dean Briggs stressed the need to reach out to incoming higher achieving students who are eligible for the 70 new available scholarships. 
 
The number of undergraduate applications received to date for the fall 2009 semester continues to exceed the previous record set for persons seeking admission to Lincoln University.
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2009 (as of May 18, 2009)
 
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2009………………………..    7232
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2008………………………..    5382
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2009……………………………    2078
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2008……………………………    1752
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2009………………………………….    333
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2008………………………………….    189
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2009……………………………….      242
# Graduate applications received for fall 2008……………………………….      126
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2009…………………………………..       102
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2008…………………………………..       124
 
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Attendees were asked to review the RFI drafted by Vice President Merlin for the new student housing initiative.  Ideally, the new residence hall will be an air-conditioned, steel-frame facility that will provide single room occupancy for 600 students.  Four hundred (400) of the beds will allow an increase in student enrollment and provide funding for the building.  The other 200 beds will accommodate students displaced from other residence halls which may be taken off-line for renovation or other purposes.
 
The final plans to tap the Lincoln University Village into Lincoln University’s sewer system are now at the Lower Oxford Township office for final review. 
 
Dr. Bullock informed the group that the new Registrar, Ms. Renee Washington, joined the staff as of May 14.  Ms. Washington is now on campus and has officially assumed the duties of the registrar.

ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:15 p.m.

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