President’s Cabinet Meeting
July 12, 2005
9:00 a.m.



Minutes

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President William B. Bynum, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  

June 27, 2005 Cabinet meeting minutes were approved.

Campus Housing Policy
It is the policy of Lincoln University to provide only short-term employee housing for no more than two years.  

Fiscal Affairs
Campus Bookstore
Follet, the new Bookstore contractor, has been on campus preparing the bookstore for operating hours.  The Bookstore, which has a new look and new and different merchandise, is now open.  Major renovations to the space have not been undertaken due to the planned renovation of the Student Union Building beginning spring 2006.

Development and External Relations
Graduate Center
Vice President Hill reported on some changes as the Graduate Center, including improvement in the general physical state of the building.  There are still various matters requiring attention at this time, including the availability of classroom space.  The scheduling of classes on Saturday must be closely reviewed in order to accommodate, as much as possible, the different programs which hold classes on that day.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
New Student Residence Hall
The date of August 21st has been established as the move in date for students assigned to the new residence hall.
Phase II of the new residence is on schedule to open in summer 2006.

Admission Statistics for Fall 2005 (as of July 8, 2005)
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2005………………………..    5601    
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2004………………………..    4285

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005……………………………    1878
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2004……………………………    1589

# Graduate applications received for Fall 2005………………………………..       380
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2004………………………………..       265

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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