President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
9:00 a.m.


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.


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) budget year.

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 Cabinet.  

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 Resources.
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 65 students.

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 program.

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 July.


Fall 2010 Admission Statistics (As of 06.13.10) –.

Undergraduate Admissions:

                                       Fall 2009        Fall 2010          Fall 2010
                                                                                     (9000+ SAT)
Applications Received       7596              6791                  742
Admitted                           2272              1497                  590
Deposits Paid                     497                 207                    81

Graduate Admissions:
                                        Fall 2009        Fall 2010    
Applications Received        285                   288        
Admitted                            145                   149        


There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.
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