President’s Cabinet Meeting
July 18, 2006
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room

Minutes

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable II, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis and Ms. Diane M. Brown.

Minutes
Draft Cabinet minutes of June 20, 2006 were approved.

Capital Projects
The Department of General Services (DGS) has awarded contracts for the Ware Center Renovation project to:  Sha-Nic, Inc (General), TMI Commercial, Inc. (HVAC & Plumbing), and Electri-Tech, Inc. (Electrical).  The contract for the Chapel slate roof replacement/repair has been awarded to Randall G. Myer.DBA R-Shell Exteriors.

The Governor has signed the Capital Budget Bill (HB2317, which includes capital funding for Lincoln University for various projects totaling $175,500,000.  

Lincoln University Publications
President Nelson asked that the Office of Communications produce a publication with academic achievements as its focus, similar to that produced on Lincoln’s athletic programs.  All academic achievements should be forwarded to the Office of Communications for inclusion in this publication.

Faculty and Directors Retreats
Cabinet discussed the possibility of the faculty and directors coming together for a joint presentation by President Nelson to kick off the Faculty and Directors Retreats.  This format would ensure that both groups are informed and updated on the business aspects and direction of the University.  The Presentation would be followed by a combined luncheon after which the groups would break off to address their separate agenda items.  

Academic Affairs
Cabinet discussed preparations for the start-up of the fall 2006 semester.  Consideration has been made for classroom space and office moves given the renovation of classroom buildings currently in progress.  

The academic vice president and deans indicated that the new University Catalogue would be finalized and ready for distribution by July 31, 2006.

Fiscal Affairs

Vice President Merlin distributed draft “Grant Awards” and “Grant Writing and Proposal Development” policies for Cabinet review before implementation.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

The three one-day drive-in sessions scheduled for July 25, 26, 27 are filled to capacity.  The sessions have been revised slightly from last year in terms of advising.

Admission Statistics for Fall 2006 (as of July 14, 2006)
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2006………………………..    5525
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2005………………………..    5600

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2006……………………………    2268
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005……………………………    1915

# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2006………………………………….    625
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2005………………………………….    547

# Graduate applications received for Fall 2006……………………………….     395
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2005……………………………….     395

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12.40 p.m.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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