Minutes

President's Cabinet Meeting

June 26, 2000

Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Saligrama C. SubbaRao, Vice President Edward L. McCusker, Mr. Tracey Hunter Hayes, Mr. Jansen Robinson, Mr. John Willis, Mr. Colin McGowan, Ms. Diane M. Brown.

Physical Plant - Mr. McGowan and Mr. Willis reported that the department is working according to the schedule for cleaning the residence halls. President Nelson requested that Mr. Kevin Draper be asked to make a video tape of the condition of the residence halls once the cleaning and repairs have been completed and before the students return in the fall.

It was reported that the HVAC systems in the library, Dickey Hall and the Living Learning Center are all in need of repair. Mr. McCowan indicated that the system in Dickey has an old control system and that the University employees were never given the proper instruction on the operation of the system. However, work is presently in progress and the HVAC system in Dickey should work properly for the next cooling season. The system is now on a timer and the building is being cooled. Mr. McCowan also indicated that the HVAC system in the library should be able to be used for another year. Steam leaks have been identified and will be repaired. This will increase significantly the efficiency of the heating system.

Houston Hall - carpenters will be going into this building as soon as they are done with Cresson. They will be completely rebuilding the toilet stalls. Morris - The University will award the contract for this RFP very shortly.

President Nelson asked the Physical Plant to set a day to pick up trash from all the buildings and inform the campus of the date.

Universities and Legislators Respond to Fire Deaths - The Spring 2000 edition of "The Capitol Observer" reported on the Emergency Response Work Group recently organized to address fire safety at Lincoln. The article indicated that once completed, the Lincoln University plan could be a model for all Pennsylvania colleges and universities.

Year 2000 PA Underground Railroad Conference, August 15-16, 2000 - Lincoln University has been recommended as the host site for this conference. Mr. Robinson was asked to verify whether Ms. Veronica Cohen will serve as the university liaison for this activity.

VICE PRESIDENTS ACTION/REPORTS
Academic Affairs - Dr. Thomas Dickey will be asked to replace Dr. Richard Winchester in faculty contract negotiations.
Interim Vice President SubbaRao informed the Cabinet that all non-tenured faculty contracts should be sent out by the week of July 3, 2000, and the others by July 15, 2000. All Chairs will be sent a letter appointing them as interim chairs until the Fall 2000.

Student Affairs & Enrollment - Management Letters will be sent to those students being relocated from Lucy Laney Hall due to renovations. The letters will be sent out by June 30, 2000.
The "Statement of Relationship Between LincolnUniversity of Pennsylvania & Nationally Chartered Greek Lettered & Social Organizations" was adopted by the Cabinet as an official L.U. policy. The policy will be taken to the Board in September.

Admissions Statistics - Data as of June 23, 2000
# of undergraduate applications for Fall 2000 ------------------------------3012
# of undergraduate applications for Fall 1999-------------------------------2733
# admitted for Fall 2000----------------------------------------------------1105
# admitted for Fall 1999----------------------------------------------------1341
# deposits paid for Fall 2000-------------------------------------------------194
# deposits paid for Fall 1999-------------------------------------------------354
# of Graduate applications for Fall 2000--------------------------------------213

Fiscal Affairs Life Insurance - Effective July 1, 2000 Lincoln University will provide life insurance coverage at one times the employee's basic annual salary for all active full-time employees working a minimum of 30 hours per week and part-time employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week. Premiums for the basic life insurance will be the sole responsibility of Lincoln University. Lincoln University will also offer optional supplemental life and dependent life insurance. Premiums for optional and dependent life are solely the employee's responsibility.

Short Term Disability - Lincoln University is offering short-term disability in addition to the long-term disability benefit, at no cost to the employee.

Other items on the agenda were for information purposes only.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
 

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