President’s Cabinet Meeting
July 18, 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 and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Attending for portion of meeting:  Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas and Dean Gladys J. Willis

July 12, 2005 Cabinet meeting minutes were approved.

Fiscal Affairs
Administrative Timekeeping
Beginning with the July 31, 2005 pay date, the reporting period on administrative timesheets is being changed to reflect actual time worked.  The new reporting period will cover the days from the 16th of the previous month to the 15th of the month in which paychecks are to be issued.  This change will assist personnel in payroll and human resources in accurately monitoring leave time used by employees.

Temporary Modular Units
Approximately $500,000-$600,000 of the cost to install temporary modular units to house classrooms and offices during the renovation of campus facilities will have to come from the University’s operating budget.


Development and External Relations
Strategy for Assessing the University Community
Lincoln University is seeking to strengthen its efforts to attract and retain top quality and talented students.  In this vein, it has embarked on a fact-finding process using four specific methods.  The Cabinet briefly discussed draft findings of a survey administered to undergraduate students at the end of the semester, and to alumni via the Internet.  The survey is the first fact-finding instrument to be engaged.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
One-Day Drive-in Sessions for New Students
The department received an overwhelming response to its invitation for new students to meet with their academic advisors during a “One Day Drive-in” session on Wednesday, July 27th.  The 160 available slots were quickly filled by incoming students wanting to take advantage of this opportunity to complete this portion of the admissions process prior to the August 14, 2005 reporting date.  

Admission Statistics for Fall 2005 (as of July 15, 2005)
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2005………………………..    5623
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2004………………………..    4311

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005……………………………    1918
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2004……………………………    1613

# Graduate applications received for Fall 2005………………………………..       410
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2004………………………………..       273

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:20 p.m.


Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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