President’s Cabinet Meeting
May 24, 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, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Attending for portion of meeting: Mr. John Thompson

Cabinet approved minutes of May 2, 2005 and May 19, 2005 meetings.

Physical Plant
Work on the new residence hall is back on schedule for August 7th occupancy.  

Summer work on other residence halls is to include repair of Morris Hall.

A new design plan for the Bookstore has been received.  The new contractor is scheduled to be in place July 1st.

Plans are in place to begin restoration project of Chapel, including the repair of pews.

PA Legislature Subcommittee on Basic Education Visit
Members of the Subcommittee on Basic Education will visit Lincoln University on Thursday, June 2, 2005.  The visit was prompted by President Nelson’s testimony before the House Appropriations Committee in March when he spoke about the fact that students are graduating from high school without the minimal skills necessary to succeed in our nations colleges and universities.  The subcommittee will tour the campus before meeting with University administrators and Deans to discuss this very important topic.

Final Examinations for Seniors
The Registrar submitted a request for a change in the scheduling of final examinations for seniors in order to be able to more timely and accurately report information for graduation purposes.  The change would allow seniors to take their final examinations the week before all other students or at least the last two days (Thursday and Friday) of the semester.  A resolution to this effect will be submitted to the faculty for their consideration.  

Human Resources
The Office of Human Resources submitted Draft policies on “Employee Grievance Procedure” and “Leave Time Donation” for Cabinet review.  Further review is needed before adoption of the policies.  

Facility Usage by External Groups
The Vice President for Development and External Relations was asked to perform a cost analysis to determine the appropriateness of the fees currently charged for the use of campus facilities by external groups.  A price list for external special events will be posted once the analysis is completed.

Lincoln University Logo Licensees
Six companies are currently licensed to market products bearing the official Lincoln University logo(s).  The companies market apparel, headwear, gifts/novelties, sporting goods/toys and printed/paper goods.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Recruitment Statistics for Fall 2005 (as of May 23, 2005)
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2005………………………..    5325    
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2004………………………..    4031

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005……………………………    1605
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2004……………………………    1311

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:30 pm.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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