President's Cabinet Meeting

July 17, 2000

Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Saligrama C. SubbaRao, Vice President Edward L. McCusker, Mr. Tracey Hunter Hayes, Mr. Sam Pressley, Mr. Jonathan Harding, Mr. John Willis, Ms. Betty Rucker, Ms. Diane M. Brown

Physical Plant - President Nelson informed Mr. Willis that a letter has been received from Secretary Bittenbender indicating that he is prepared to release the electrical distribution upgrade project at the next opportunity after the "Request for Project Action" form has been submitted to the Department of General Services. Mr. Willis was asked to make the Request for Project Action for the electrical distribution upgrade a matter of highest priority.

Mr. Willis reported that "Requests for Project Action" are also being completed for the University's Boiler Plant Steam Distribution system and University Hall capital projects.

Mr. Willis reported that an architect has been hired to help with the retrofitting of the Cannon House for its occupation by the Global Studies Institute.

New University Stationery - Mr. Pressley and Mr. Harding were asked to develop a stationery design where the University seal is prominent. This stationery design will be used for official University correspondence originating from the President's Office and the offices of the vice presidents. Other variations are to be developed which can be used for special events and mailings to certain constituency groups.

2000-2001 Appropriation - The Commonwealth's appropriation to Lincoln University for 2000-01 included the following line items:

Education & General expenses………………….$10,704,000
Recruitment & Retention……………..…………….. 355,000
International Affairs Institute………………………... 321,000
Student Education Instruction Assistance…………… 262,000
Program Initiatives………………………....……... 1,300,000

The University is required to meet reporting requirements, which were first instituted for fiscal year 1994-95. In addition, before the $1,300,000 Program Initiatives funds are made available, the University must (1) provide written confirmation that articulation agreements have been made available on the Internet, and (2) provide a narrative description of the projects and programs planned with any corresponding budgetary information relating to the appropriation of $1,300,000. Vice Presidents McCusker and SubbaRao are corroborating on the submission to fulfill this requirement as soon as possible.

Reimbursement Agreement for John Miller Dickey Hall - The Department of General Services (DGS) has notified the University that $159,118.83 is still owed to the Commonwealth pursuant to the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding between DGS and LU dated March 13, 1989. The administration was not aware of this outstanding debt and, therefore, this liability was not included in the University's 2000-01 operating budget. However, steps will be taken to make certain this debt is satisfied as soon as possible.

Provisional Program Participation Agreement for Student Financial Assistance - The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Lincoln Provisional Certification for a period not to exceed three years (March 31, 2003). Lincoln must submit a reapplication not later than December 21, 2002.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Statement of Accreditation Status - The Commission on Higher Education has accepted the follow-up report submitted by L.U. No current follow-up is required. They have requested that the Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2003, document further progress in the implementation of a comprehensive outcomes assessment plan.

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching - The University received a letter regarding its classification. Ms. Diane Brown to notify the Foundation that the category of "Master's (Comprehensive) Colleges and Universities I" most accurately reflects Lincoln. This category is for institutions that offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, are committed to graduate education through the master's degree, and award 40 or more maser's degrees annually in three or more disciplines.

Fiscal Affairs -Vice President McCusker reported that the EPA has approved the University's Spill Prevention Plan. The University must now provide an implementation schedule for plan elements not currently in place and status reports as each item on the schedule is completed. The final 2000-2001 operating budget was presented to the Cabinet. An item of note beginning in the 2000-2001 fiscal year is that all LU employees will be paid through payroll for any work done for the University. Personal service requests will no longer be used to process these payments.

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Admissions Statistics - Data as of July 14, 2000
# of undergraduate applications for Fall 2000 ------------------------------3063
# of undergraduate applications for Fall 1999-------------------------------2784
# admitted for Fall 2000----------------------------------------------------1185
# admitted for Fall 1999----------------------------------------------------1418
# deposits paid for Fall 2000-------------------------------------------------262
# deposits paid for Fall 1999-------------------------------------------------408
# of Graduate applications for Fall 2000--------------------------------------279

Other items on the agenda were for information purposes only.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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