President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
9:00 a.m.
 
 
MINUTES
 
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Mr. John Thompson was in attendance for a portion of the meeting.
 
 
PHYSICAL PLANT UPDATE
 
         Ashmun Hall, Hansberry Hall, and McCauley Hall are scheduled for renovation over the summer. Work is well underway and includes new flooring, ceiling tile and lighting in each dorm. 

DGS Project Status:

         Project 1101-28 Phase III & 1101-45 Phase II  (Emergency Generation):
Phase II contract to design and install the balance of generation needs has been awarded. This will involve two more generators, a new transformer and all associated gear.
 
         Project 1101-32 (Vail Hall & Lincoln Hall)
a)    Vail is complete except for work to be done over the summer.
b)   Phase II Lincoln Hall - HVAC units are being installed.  Work is approximately 90% complete.
 
         Project 1101 – 38 Roof Project (Flat roof on Rivero Hall)
Design is complete - project is ready to be released for bid.  Plans are for work to begin in the fall.
 
         Projects 1101-39 (Grim) 1101-43 (Wright) and 1101-44 (Library): 
Grim Hall: 96% complete.
Wright Hall: 78% complete.
Library: 86% complete.
 
         Project 1101-42 ICC
Professional has been assigned to design the additional parking lot study, a patio, and work along Baltimore Pike.
 
         Projects 1101-45 (Landscape) and 1101-46 (Athletics) 
a) The stadium building is underway: 21% complete
b) Landscaping: 18% complete
 
         Project 1101-47 (Wellness Center):
The project is 52% complete.
 
         Project 1101-48 (John Miller Dickey Hall Renovation): 
Meetings with the University’s design team are anticipated to begin in the near future.
 
         New 600 Bed Dorm
Project is still under study.
 
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
         Assessment Activities –Steps will be taken so that the Draft Monitoring Report can be sent to external reviewers by the end of the week.
 
         Program Review – Cabinet discussed the need to review all program majors for relevance and importance to the University’s mission.  Criteria by which to evaluate will have to be determined upon further discussion and assessment.
 
         Several Personnel Action Forms for the 2011-2012 academic year are being held for review once the University’s 2011-12 Operating Budget has been determined.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Cabinet discussed possible scenarios for the 2011-2012 Operating Budget. The University’s budget will take into account the current proposed 19% cut in Lincoln’s state appropriation. 
 
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:45 a.m.
 



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