President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
9:00 a.m.
 
 
MINUTES
 
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett for Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Mr. John Thompson was in attendance for a portion of the meeting.
 
MINUTES
 
Minutes of the June 7, 2011 Cabinet meeting were approved.
 
PHYSICAL PLANT UPDATE
 
        2011-2012 Capital Budget is in the development stage.
         Ashmun Hall, Hansberry Hall, and McCauley Hall are scheduled for renovation over the summer. Work includes new flooring, ceiling tile and lighting in each dorm. 

DGS Project Status:

         Project 1101-28 Phase III & 1101-45 Phase II  (Emergency Generation):
Phase II contract to design and install the balance of generation needs has been awarded. This will involve two more generators, a new transformer and all associated gear.
 
         Project 1101-32 (Vail Hall & Lincoln Hall)
a)    Vail is complete except for work to be done over the summer.
b)   Phase II Lincoln Hall - HVAC units are being installed.  Work is approximately 90% complete.
 
         Project 1101 – 38 Roof Project
Design is complete - waiting for project to be released for bid.
 
         Projects 1101-39 (Grim) 1101-43 (Wright) and 1101-44 (Library): 
Grim Hall: 78% complete.
Wright Hall: 72% complete.
Library: 80% complete.
 
         Project 1101-42 ICC
Update: Professional has been assigned to design the additional parking lot study, a patio, and work along Baltimore Pike.
 
         Projects 1101-45 (Landscape) and 1101-46 (Athletics) 
a) The stadium building is underway: 13% complete
b) Landscaping: 16% complete
 
         Project 1101-47 (Wellness Center):
The project is 51% complete.
 
         Project 1101-48 (John Miller Dickey Hall Renovation): 
Meetings with the University’s design team are anticipated to begin in the near future.
 
         New 600 Bed Dorm
Project is still under study.
   
DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
         Assessment Activities – Cabinet discussed MSCHE Draft Monitoring Reports submitted by members of the faculty writing team. 
 
         Summer Bridge Program – Dean Thomas reported that 80 students have paid the requisite deposit for enrollment into the program.  The Proposed Budget was discussed.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Cabinet reviewed the draft 2011-12 Operating Budget presented by Vice President Merlin.
 
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:00 a.m.

 

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