President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President William B. Bynum, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Attending for portion of meeting:  Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant
 
MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of June 17, 2008 were approved.
 
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
 
DGS Projects
The Vail Hall roofing project has been delayed for another week as the contractors are waiting on material.
 
The gas line will be at the new science building next week.  The project as a whole is progressing well. 
 
A meeting for the landscaping projects has been scheduled for next week.
 
Lincoln House, Lincoln Hall and the Security Building are the next roofing projects to be undertaken
 
University Projects
The Bookstore moved into the Student Union Building – opened June 23rd
 
LLC – work on sealing all showers has been completed; all ceilings will be fixed
 
Cresson Hall – in the process of installing new bathrooms
 
Ashmun Hall – closet doors are being installed; new windows have been installed
 
Ware Center & University Hall – Smart Boards will be installed in both buildings
 
Building access Locks – Lincoln will standardize using Sargeant locks.  This may cause a brief delay in the project
 
Historic Preservation
Cabinet discussed a proposal from interested parties regarding assistance to secure funds relative to historic preservation of buildings.  It was agreed that we might be able to pursue something that would provide funds to restore the rest of the Chapel windows or to renovate the Security Building.
 
PRESIDENT
 
President Nelson spoke briefly about the Bond Family Reunion held on the campus over the past weekend.  He commended Mr. Tracey J. Hunter Hayes, Director of the Library, for his presentation on Horace Mann Bond during the Reunion program.
 
Copies of the proposed “Campus Signage Concepts” were shared with members of the Cabinet. 
   
DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
 
Vice President Hill discussed the Annual Golf Outing scheduled for Wednesday, June 25, 2008.
 
Due to the high volume of copies produced by the University copy center (2,000,000/year), Vice President Hill requested that the purchase of the new copier be given high priority.
   
ADACEMIC AFFAIRS
 
Vice President Venerable reported that the Library Director is now holding regular department meetings.
 
A replacement will have to be found to replace Dr. Prigg in the Step to College program.  Dr. Prigg has accepted a position at Oakwood College.
 
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
New Student Drive-In registration sessions are scheduled for July 15th, 16th, 17th, and 22nd.
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2008 (as of June 23, 2008)
 
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2008………………………..    5985
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2007………………………..    5576
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2008……………………………     1999
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………………     2051
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2008………………………………….     379
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2007………………………………….     516
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# Graduate applications received for fall 2008……………………………….      390
# Graduate applications received for fall 2007……………………………….      317
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2008…………………………….…....       196
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2007………………………………..…      109
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

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