President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
ATTENDEES: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard
E. Merlin, Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Interim Vice President
Jerryl Briggs, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys
J. Willis and Ms. Diane M. Brown.
The June 8, 2010 Cabinet minutes were approved.
PRESIDENT’S DISCUSSION AGENDA
Food Service Contract – President Nelson proposed that Lincoln University
contribute $350,000 toward the cafeteria renovations in an effort to bring
the cost per student down to $8.40/day v the current $9.42 in the contract.
These renovation costs would have to be invoiced in the current (2009-10)
Lincoln University 2010-2011 Operating Budget Preparations – Vice
President Merlin provided detail of version 5 of the draft 2010-2011 operating
budget. The salary budget submitted by the office of human resources
was closely reviewed. Ms. Brown was asked to communicate with human resources
regarding some positions that had not been included and the need to have
the information submitted in a revised format for the next meeting of the
Lincoln University 2010-2011 Capital Budget – The Capital budget was
approved, with summer projects given priority. Physical plant has responsibility
for prioritizing those capital projects not included in summer work.
The entire budget must be managed to $2 million dollars.
Aetna Medical Plans Proposed Premium Allocations – Cabinet did not
act on the proposal to change the premium allocations submitted by Human
Upward Bound Funding Gap – The Department of Education’s decision
to delay the next TRIO Upward Bound competition for one year will create
a ten-month gap in funding for Lincoln University’s Upward Bound program.
The Lincoln administration will examine whether the program, or some aspects
thereof, can be offered during the period of the funding gap.
NAFEO/AT&T Scholarship Initiative – the Inclusion in Higher Education
Program (IHEP) program recently launched by NAFEO & AT&T will award
incoming freshmen with disabilities scholarships of $9,000 per year for four
years. Dean Thelma Ross will be asked to follow up to indicate the
University’s interest in participating in the program.
2010-2011 Title III Award – The Department of Education has awarded
$2,421,964 to Lincoln University for the grant budget period of October 1,
2010 through September 30, 2011.
Summer Bridge Program – Fifty-two (52) students have paid their deposits
for the program. Dean Thomas indicated that they will plan for up to
Academic Affairs News – Executive Vice President Hill asked that rather
than submitting separate documents for each school, .the division submit
one document containing all newsworthy academic items to communications for
the web and other uses.
Student Portfolios – Dean Willis indicated that they will not need
electronic portfolios for the 2010-2011 school year.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program – After learning from
Dean Chikwem that he had stopped work on a proposal for the BSN, President
Nelson instructed that steps are to be taken to complete a proposal for this
MCAT – Dean Chikwem indicated that two Lincoln University students
will sit for the test in June and six more students will take the test in
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Fall 2010 Admission Statistics (As of 06.13.10) –.
Fall 2009 Fall
2010 Fall 2010
Applications Received 7596
Fall 2009 Fall
Applications Received 285
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at
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