President’s Cabinet Meeting
June 7, 2006
9:00 a.m.


Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable II, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A. W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis and Ms. Jody C. Brunner for Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Attended a portion of the meeting: Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant.


The proposed 2006-07 Physical Plant capital and operational budgets were discussed.


Employee performance evaluations are due June 30, 2006.  The President requested self-evaluations from the Vice Presidents.

Capital Budget.  Instructional software shall be considered a priority and will be applied to the Information Technology (IT) budget.

Operational Budget.  The operations of each proposed budget must be adjusted within available revenue.  Rather than using the concept of budget cutting, adjustments must be made on how business is conducted, prioritizing need, and making the necessary adjustments to accomplish our mission.  All salary raises required by collective bargaining agreements, increased benefit costs, and a 3.0% overall increase in salaries for non-union personnel must be considered.  University personnel must begin to develop the mindset that the University cannot depend on the State and students for additional revenue.

CIAA.  Lincoln University has been invited to apply for membership to the conference.  Vice President Bynum will coordinate the application process.


Faculty Contract Letter.  Vice President Venerable is revising the faculty contract letter by incorporating language from the CBA and faculty by-laws.

Legal Issues.  Vice President Venerable provided an update on faculty legal issues.

Alumni Giving.  Vice President Hill reported that May 2006 yielded the highest number of Alumni contributors in Lincoln’s recent history.

Rivers State, Nigeria.  A small delegation, including President Nelson, will travel to West Africa (tentatively June 20, 2006) to visit Rivers State University of Science and Technology.

Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry recently recognized Head Men’s Basketball Coach Garfield Yuille as “Coach of the Year.”


Vice President Merlin presented the 2005-06 Actual v. Budget (May 31, 2006).


University Website.  As part of the Datatel Implementation, Vice President Bynum reported that the Project Team chaired by Michael Taylor is working on changing the University’s website.  A sample of the proposed website was presented to Cabinet.

Recruitment Statistics for Fall 2006 (as of June 2, 2006)

# undergraduate applications received Fall 2006    5259
# undergraduate applications received Fall 2005    5401
# undergraduate students admitted Fall 2006         2045
# undergraduate students admitted Fall 2005         1705
# undergraduate deposits paid Fall 2006                 393
# undergraduate deposits paid Fall 2005                 354

# graduate applications received Fall 2006              321
# graduate applications received Fall 2005              270

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

Jody C. Brunner
Administrative Assistant
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