President’s Cabinet Meeting
June 19, 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, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  (Attending for portion of meeting: Mr. Steve Carol and Mr. John Thompson)
 
Minutes
 
Cabinet approved minutes of June 12, 2007 Cabinet meeting.
 
Mr. Carol distributed copies of the complete list of furniture, fixtures and equipment needed for University Hall and Ware Center.  The list will be forwarded to Lincoln’s purchasing department to begin the purchase process.
 
Mr. Thompson discussed the selection of blinds for University Hall.  The Deans selected the blind sample to be installed in University.  Mr. Thompson also reported that residences 63 & 64 – two small Cape Cods across from the rear entrance to the campus had been demolished and Morris Hall was scheduled for demolition today.  Residences 33 and 35 located on Ashmun Road past the physical plant entrance, will be demolished in the near future.
 
President’s Update
 
President Nelson provided a brief report on the meeting of State-related presidents with the House and Senate Leadership on June 13, 2007.
 
Copies of the “Lincoln University President’s Report July 1, 2005 – June 30, 2006” were distributed to the Cabinet.  Dr. Nelson and Vice President Hill thanked Mr. Drexel Ball, Director of Communications and Public Relations, and Ms. Diane Brown, Assistant to the President, for their efforts in producing a quality publication.
 
Public Transportation
 
The Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC) is seeking assistance in making elected officials aware of the need to keep public transit routes running in Chester County.  The SCOOT, which provides transportation for Lincoln University students to Oxford, West Grove, Avondale, Kennett Square and West Chester, is among those services in jeopardy of being interrupted or stopped permanently if dedicated funding is not supported beyond June 30, 2007.  The Cabinet discussed alternate options which might be implemented if funding of public transit services is cut off by the State.
 
Faculty/Directors Retreat
 
The joint Faculty/Directors Retreat has been scheduled for the morning of Thursday, August 16, 2007.
 
Pandemic Preparedness
 
Dean Chikwem provided an update on the PA Pandemic Preparedness Planning Meeting held at Villanova University on June 5, 2007.  The Lincoln University Pandemic Preparedness Committee will meet and submit the university’s needs to the President and his Cabinet.  Dean Chikwem would like to have all needs identified and incorporated in the university’s emergency plans by the end of October.
 
Union Negotiations
 
The next faculty negotiation is scheduled for Thursday, June 28tht.
 
Maintenance and Housekeeping negotiations will continue on June 21st.
 
There have been no new developments with the Police union negotiations.
 
Fiscal Affairs
 
Vice President Merlin provided a report on major revenue and expense impacts for budget FY08 vs. FY07. 
 
Academic Affairs
 
President Nelson requested a report on the students who have participated in the Horace Mann Bond-Leslie Pinkney Hill Scholarships to date.
 
The division was asked to prepare a report that documents the students going on to grad school.
 
Development and External Relations
 
Vice President Hill briefly spoke on the importance of attaining a higher level of faculty and staff financial support of the University.  There is still time to make contributions before the June 30, 2007 fiscal year end.
 
There were no issues to report regarding the 3020 Lincoln University Plaza renovations.
 
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2007 (as of June 15, 2007)
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2007………………………..    5587
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2006………………………..    5360
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………………    2056
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………………    2138
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2007………………………………….    485
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2006………………………………….    459
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2007……………………………....      302
# Graduate applications received for fall 2006……………………………….     346
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………..……………      107
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………..……………      167
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.
 
 
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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