President’s Cabinet Meeting
June 20, 2006
9:00 a.m.

Minutes

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable II, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean John O. Chikwem and Ms. Diane M. Brown.

Minutes
Draft Cabinet minutes of June 13, 2006 were approved.

Summer Programs
Vice President Venerable reported that summer school is in session, but that it appears that enrollment is down from the previous year.  The Cabinet discussed briefly what might be done to increase enrollment in future summer school sessions, and agreed that many of our students are unable to take advantage of the summer session due to financial constraints.

Dean Chikwem indicated that 30 students had arrived on campus for the LEAPS program.  That number is expected to increase by 3-5 students.

Lincoln University/Barnes Foundation collaborative degree program
The Lindback Foundation has made a $200,000 grant, payable over four years, to the Barnes Foundation in support of capital expenses related to the development of the collaborative degree program between The Barnes Foundation and Lincoln University.

Pandemic Flu
Lincoln University’s Pandemic Flu plan is on track to be finalized by the first week of July.  The University’s plan is in line with national preparations.

Fiscal Affairs

Vice President Merlin reiterated that travel for recruitment was one of the areas cut during the process to develop a balanced 2006-2007 budget.  Therefore, the cost of this must come from the budget of the area doing the recruiting.   President Nelson asked each vice president to identify any other core functions cut during the budget process and the potential cost to manage to meet the affected need.  

The proposed 2006-2007 budget documents will be forwarded to the Business Affairs committee of the Board of Trustees and then to the full Board for consideration and adoption at its July 7, 2006 special meeting.


Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Admission Statistics for Fall 2006 (as of June 16, 2006)
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2006………………………..    5376
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2005………………………..    5465

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2006……………………………    2149
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005……………………………    1777

# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2006………………………………….    476
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2005………………………………….    426

# Graduate applications received for Fall 2006……………………………….     351
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2005……………………………….     300


There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:00 a.m.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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