President’s Cabinet Meeting
June 16, 2009
9:00 a.m.
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Mr. Andre Dixon for Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean Jerryl Briggs, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean John O. Chikwem and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  

MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of June 9, 2009 were approved.
 
PRESIDENT
 
2009-2010 Commonwealth Budget – A Release dated June 11, 2009 reported that a 2008-09 year-end revenue shortfall of $3.2 billion is expected.  Secretary Soderberg also noted that estimates for 2009-10 revenue have also been revised downward, with no growth expected in 2009-10 revenues over 2008-09.
 
Workplace Safety Committee – The PA Department of Labor and Industry has certified Lincoln University’s safety Committee effective June 29, 2009.  This certification entitles the University to receive a 5% discount in its workers’ compensation rates, effective with the policy renewal period following the certification date.
   
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Moody’s Investors Service – The Analyst Adjusted-Issuer Summary gave Lincoln University a “stable” fiscal stability ranking as of June 20, 2008.  The Report indicated also that the University is “not on watch” with this service.
  
DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
 
New University bus - Dr. Brevett reported that Lincoln University’s new 41-passenger bus will be delivered to the campus on Thursday, June 18.
Title III – Title III Budget Information was shared with the Cabinet.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
The following table shows the total number of scholarships offered for fall 2009, and the total number of scholarship students who have paid deposits:
 
SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED DEPOSITS PAID
21 Century 7 2
Comm2 1 1
University 92 7
Alumni 230 28
Presidential 30 19
Centers of Excellence ?? ??
Totals 360 57
 
The admissions staff has contacted students who were offered scholarships to attend Lincoln University to determine why they had or had not chosen Lincoln. The responses will aid in the University’s future recruitment, retention and graduation efforts.
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2009 (as of June 15, 2009)
 
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2009………………………..    7672
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2008………………………..    5837
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2009……………………………    2293
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2008……………………………    1947
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2009………………………………….    496
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2008………………………………….    353
 
# Undergraduate applications for fall 2009 with 900+ SAT …………………      820
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2009 with 900+ SAT …………...       648
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2009 by students with 900+ SAT .......          87
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2009……………………………….       284
# Graduate applications received for fall 2008……………………………….       345
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2009…………………………………..        145
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2008…………………………………..        189
  
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

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