President’s Cabinet Meeting
July 10, 2007
9:00 AM
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean Gladys J. Willis for Vice President Grant D. Venerable and Ms. Diane M. Brown. 
 
Minutes
 
Cabinet approved minutes of June 26, 2007 Cabinet meeting.
 
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
 
Lincoln University student Xavier Davis is the recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship, awarded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
 
Student Government Association 2007-2008
 
President Nelson shared with the Cabinet the SGA Event List 2007-2008 which was presented to him by the officers during a recent meeting.  Also distributed were monthly calendars of events for the fall semester as well as the SGA Project 9th Ward New Orleans proposal.  Project 9th Ward is a community service project which will require selected students to travel to New Orleans to volunteer in the communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
 
Specialty Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
 
President Nelson provided copies of House Bill No. 919, the “Teach for Pennsylvania Program Act.”  The Act provides “for Commonwealth support for a Specialty Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program for Pennsylvania residents who graduate from institutions of higher education and who apply their degrees to teaching certain subjects in urban and rural public schools in this Commonwealth and for Commonwealth support for a Professional Personnel Recruitment Initiative Program to provide grants to certain institutions of higher education; and making appropriations.”
 
U.S. Department of Education Title IX regulatory requirements
 
President Nelson distributed copies of the U.S. Department of Education’s notice regarding nondiscriminatory treatment of students based on a student’s actual or potential parental, family or marital status.  Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities by recipients of federal financial assistance.
 
3020 Market Street Project Update 7/9/07
 
The following project update was submitted by Bancroft Construction company:
 
Schedule - The demolition phase is ongoing.   Selective demolition on the terracotta exterior walls has started (where the window openings will be punched in).  Selective demolition is occurring on the other floors.
 
Lincoln 3rd and 4th floor fit out – The GMP (cost of construction) is currently under review.  We are trying to determine how certain unforeseen conditions are being funded; the general contractor has included allowances for this work in the GMP.
 
Building Security/Access Cards - The base building contractor has purchased the security package through Johnson Controls. Lincoln, the new property manager and the construction team will sit down and coordinate/program the new security system/process.
 
Temporary AC – Temporary AC is currently on in the building.  The main building chiller and HVAC units are going to be demolished.
 
Penn Shaft – A mechanical chase is needed to be located through the 4th floor space for UPenn on the 2nd floor.  This shaft will be located tight to the freight elevator on the east side of the shaft.  It will impact one classroom (the room will lose around 4‘ on the back wall).
 
Domestic Water Shutdown – The water to the building was turned off for most of the day on Sunday to allow for several faulty valves to be replaced at the main.
 
Academic Affairs
 
Dean Willis reported that 58 (29 x 2) MHS students and 7 MSA students have enrolled for the Summer II session.

Fiscal Affairs

 
Vice President Merlin reported on the recent restructuring in his division:  Ms. Kristie Lindsey has been named Accounting Manager and Mr. David Vozenilek has been named Technician Supervisor.
 
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 
One day drive in sessions for new students have been scheduled for July 24, 25 and 26.  One hundred students and their parents are expected at each of the drive in sessions.
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2007 (as of July 6, 2007)
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2007………………………..    5720
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2006………………………..    5490
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………………    2146
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………………    2244
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2007………………………………….    640
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2006………………………………….    578
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2007……………………………....      368
# Graduate applications received for fall 2006……………………………….     377
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………..……………      169
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………..……………      186
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.
 
 
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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