Minutes
President’s Cabinet Meeting
May 31, 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: Ms. Thelma Ross

Cabinet approved minutes of May 24, 2005 meeting.

2004-2005 Operating Budget Preparations
President Nelson asked the vice presidents to make additional reductions in expenses, including the deletion of one vacant position from each division, in order to attain a balanced operating budget for 2005-2006.  In addition, President Nelson identified several other line items for reduction.

Student Housing Inventory
An inventory of all student housing facilities was recently conducted by Physical Plant and Residence Life to assess the condition of doors, locks, lights, windows, screens, shades/blinds, electric outlets, closets, mirrors, towel bars, floor tiles, ceiling tiles and furniture in every room in the residence halls.  The process, which was completed over a three-week period, identified items requiring repair, and will enable the Physical plant to determine where best to concentrate resources and efforts to address areas of greatest need and impact.

Human Resources
The revised draft “Employee Grievance Procedure” for non-bargaining Union employees, submitted by Human Resources, was approved.  

Space Planning
Vice President Bynum presented an updated plan for building/space use, which included proposed moves to be complete by Fall 2005.  Cabinet approved the space plan submitted by the Space Planning Committee.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Recruitment Statistics for Fall 2005 (as of May 31, 2005)
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2005………………………..    5396    
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2004………………………..    4073

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005……………………………    1676
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2004……………………………    1367


There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 1:00 PM.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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