President’s Cabinet Meeting
June 12, 2007
9:00 AM
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Howard E. Merlin and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  (Attending for portion of meeting: Dr. Renford A. B. Brevett)
 
Minutes
 
Cabinet minutes of June 5, 2007 were approved.
 
Physical Plant Update
 
Mr. Thompson provided a briefing on the progress of the Ware Center, University Hall, Student Union Building, HVAC, fencing, Mary Dod Brown Chapel, electronic signage and demolition capital projects.  A total of five campus buildings will be demolished, including two tenant houses and Morris Hall.  This is expected to be completed by the end of June.  The other projects are proceeding according to schedule. 
 
The Department of General Services has placed the new high-technology science building project out for bid.  The bid opening date has been set for July 18, 2007.
 
Fiscal Affairs
 
The administration has developed a proposed budget for the 2007-2008 fiscal year.  Vice President Merlin will meet with the appropriate Board committee before the budget is submitted to the full Board for adoption.
 
Academic Affairs
 
A second summer session was approved for the period July 7 – August 15.  The vice presidents for fiscal and academic affairs have been instructed to insure that courses meet proper requirements and that the pricing structures are appropriate.
VP Venerable also provided a report submitted by Dr. Oswald Richards’ on his teaching assignment in Dublin, Ireland.  Dr. Richards was accompanied to Dublin by 12 African American students who completed the BIT 459 Senior Seminar (Strategic Management), which he taught on the campus of American College Dublin (ACD).  The report stated that the Lincoln students adapted very easily to their new environment and bonded will with their peers from the other universities.  “On average, the LU students outperformed their peers, with two of the students (Matthew Jones and Maurice Blakely) securing the highest grades on their respective tests.  The students visited a working Irish farm in the countryside, visited the peat bogs, learned Irish songs and dances, learned to mix their personal loaf of Irish soda bread, and also visited the Irish National Art Gallery and other places of historical interest.  A number of the students also took advantage of the cheap rates for European travel and traveled to France and Holland.
 
Development and External Relations
 
Vice President Hill informed the Cabinet that giving to Lincoln University for the 2006-2007 fiscal year has increased in most categories.  A total of 963 alum have made contribution to date.  He also reported briefly on the recent conference “Managing the Academic Enterprise” which both he and Vice President Merlin attended.
 
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2007 (as of June 8, 2007)
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2007………………………..    5498
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2006………………………..    5319
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………………    1971
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………………    2112
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2007………………………………….      444
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2006………………………………….      421
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2007……………………………....       302
# Graduate applications received for fall 2006……………………………….      327
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………..……………       101
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………..……………       150
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:40 p.m.
 
 
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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