President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, May 27,
Vail Hall Board Room
Ivory V. Nelson, Vice
Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant
Venerable, Vice President William B. Bynum,
Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis
Diane M. Brown. Attending for portion of
meeting: Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant.
Cabinet minutes of May 13, 2008
PHYSICAL PLANT UPDATE
Mr. Thompson reported that
questions have been raised regarding the paint in Ware
Center, University Hall and
Union Building. The paint jobs were done with a latex paint
that is washable, but he is looking into the possibility of repainting
higher quality latex paint.
Summer capital projects are
underway and are proceeding according to schedule.
The Vail Hall roofing project will begin this
floor work is underway. Rendall Hall floor
demolition and asbestos
abatement are well underway.
The gym locker room project is
currently out to bid.
President Nelson indicated that Lincoln University
must consider implementing a
requirement for graduate students to provide their own laptops. This requirement would be applied to graduate
students beginning in fall 2009.
Students for the 21st Century
President Nelson shared Lincoln
as well as external
reports and articles relative to different areas which are of
achieving the status of a top tier university.
He indicated that Lincoln
University needs to put in
place a retention plan
tailored for Lincoln. Other areas discussed included recruitment,
graduation rates, graduate school, resources, faculty and the
“branding” of our
It was agreed that the academic
deans should be heavily involved in the orientation of new students. In addition, new students should be presented
with a set of expectations about what it means to come to college
conduct, how to treat fellow students, class attendance, participation
President Nelson also asked that
steps be put in place for review of University data before it is
Dr. Maria Isabel Charle Poza and
Dr. York Williams, Jr., are recent recipients of the Christian R. &
Lindback Foundation Minority Faculty Awards.
Dr. Poza received a $12,905 grant for her project entitled “Technology Integrationin Second Language
Acquisition: Increasing Motivation, Breaking Classroom Barriers, and
Proficiency.” Dr. Williams was
awarded a grant in the amount of $14,682 for his project “The
Achievement Gap and Implications for College Students of Color:
Where Do We Go From Here?”
2008-2009 PROPOSED CAPITAL AND OPERATING BUDGETS
Cabinet discussed what must be
done in order to develop a balanced FY09 operating budget.
All areas were asked to review their salary
budgets relative to strategic goals and requirements.
There being no further business, President
Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:45 p.m.
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