President’s Cabinet Meeting
June 30, 2009
9:00 a.m.
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dean Jerryl Briggs, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Thelma Ross and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Mr. John Thompson was in attendance for a portion of the meeting.

MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of June 16, 2009 were approved.
 
PHYSICAL PLANT UPDATE
     -   Contractor has 30 more days to fix items identified                                -  FFE is arriving every day   PRESIDENT
 
2009-2010 Commonwealth Budget – Governor Rendell’s amended 2009-2010 State Budget proposal released on June 26, 2009 includes an additional $500 million in overall cuts.  Reductions include a 12.8% proposed reduction in the appropriation of each of the four State-related institutions.  This represents a possible $2.6 million cut to Lincoln University’s appropriation.  Members of the Cabinet discussed the impact of a cut of this magnitude on the University should the Governor’s budget pass. 
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
The final draft of the Lincoln University “Employee Handbook” was approved as were the following University policies: STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Ms. Ross indicated that financial aid packages for 75-80% of returning students have been completed.  Seventy percent (70%) of the total class has been packaged.
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2009 (as of June 30, 2009)
 
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2009………………………..    7761
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2008………………………..    5954
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2009……………………………    2341
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2008……………………………    2001
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2009………………………………….    562
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2008………………………………….    415
 
# Undergraduate applications for fall 2009 with 900+ SAT …………………      831
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2009 with 900+ SAT …………          656
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2009 by students with 900+ SAT......         102
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2009……………………………….      359
# Graduate applications received for fall 2008……………………………….      359
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2009…………………………………..      189
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2008…………………………………..      195
  
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:45 a.m.

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