President’s Cabinet Meeting
July 7, 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 Thelma Ross for Interim Vice President Jerryl Briggs, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  

MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of June 30, 2009 were approved.
 
PRESIDENT
 
2009-2010 Budget –. In view of developments in Harrisburg, all divisions are asked to limit spending to essential items at this time.
 
Buildings & Grounds – President Nelson emphasized that the maintenance of campus buildings and grounds must be a priority.  This is especially important relative to day-to-day operations and upkeep.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Lincoln University’s final 2008-2009 State Appropriation payment was reduced by $870,000, which represents the 6% reduction the State had placed in reserve near the start of the economic downturn.
 
The RFI for student housing has been completed and will be sent out today.
 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
Department Chairs – 2009-2010 Academic Year – President Nelson approved the recommendations for the 2009-2010 Department Chairs presented by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
 
Middle States liaison – Dr. Mary Ellen Petrisko will serve as Lincoln University’s Middle States liaison following the departure of Dr. Andrea Lex on Friday, July 10, 2009. 
 
The draft Executive Summary of Lincoln University’s Strategic Action Plan for Addressing the Middle State’s Commission Compliance Concerns regarding Standard 14 was distributed for review and input.
 
Faculty Conference – Scheduled for August 20-21, 2009

STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International ScholarsLincoln University has been approved to charter a chapter of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars.  The university’s chapter has been officially designated as the “Eta Theta” chapter of Phi Beta Delta.  The Society noted Lincoln University’s commitment to internationalization, international endeavors and excellent global-initiative programs as all supporting the mission of Phi Beta Delta.
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2009 (as of July 7, 2009)
 
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2009………………………..    7797
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2008………………………..    5972
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2009……………………………    2365
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2008……………………………    2037
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2009………………………………….    601
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2008………………………………….    432
 
# Undergraduate applications for fall 2009 with 900+ SAT …………………..    839
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2009 with 900+ SAT …………......    667
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2009 by students with 900+ SAT..........     110
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2009………………………………..     372
# Graduate applications received for fall 2008……………………………….      408
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2009…………………………………...      204
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2008…………………………………...      204
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:45 a.m.