President’s Cabinet Meeting
Monday, July 19, 2004
9:00 a.m.

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum Jr., Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable II, Ms. Jody C. Brunner for Ms. Diane M. Brown.

Minutes of the July 14, 2004 Cabinet meeting were approved.

Academic Reform
The President will meet with the academic vice president and deans today to discuss academic reform.

400-Bed Residence Hall (New Construction—Phase I)
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new residence hall will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2004 (Fall 2004 Board of Trustees meeting).

2004 Director’s Retreat
The 2004 Director’s Retreat will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2004, in the Student Union Building Multipurpose Room, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The President and Cabinet members will provide presentations on the University’s focus and operational plans for 2004-05.  Directors, as well as essential staff members, are encouraged to attend.  The Cabinet approved a draft agenda for the retreat.

New Travel Procedures
The President will notify the Lincoln University community of new travel procedures that will be implemented August 1, 2004.

Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education (MSACHE)
The Vice President for Academic Affairs will prepare a monitoring report for submission to MSACHE by October 1, 2005 documenting confirmed progress in student retention, student learning assessment information, and linkages between the University’s Strategic Plan with prioritized goals and resources.  The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2007-08.

Horace Mann Bond-Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship Award
Ms. Tehma H. Smith, ’00 has been selected by the PA Department of Education to receive the Award.  The scholarship covers books, full tuition and all tuition-required fees at Temple University Beasley School of Law for a maximum of three academic years of study in Ms. Smith’s chosen field of law.

Academic Affairs
A quarterly academic newsletter will be published in 2004-05.

“Going Coed,” coauthored by Susan Pevar, includes an extensive chapter on Lincoln University.

Fiscal Affairs
Ms. Melvie Hall-Bellinger has been appointed Director of Finance, effective August 2, 2004.

Student Affairs
The funeral for Senior Nathaniel R. Brooks, held in Philadelphia on Saturday, July 17, went very well and was well attended by University students and staff.

Mr. Michael Taylor, Director of Alumni Relations, has been appointed Director of Admissions, effective August 26, 2004.

Admission Statistics for Fall 2004 as of July 16, 2004:
No. Undergraduate applications received Fall 2004…. 4335
No. Undergraduate applications received Fall 2003…. 4218

No. Undergraduate students admitted Fall 2004…….. 1624
No. Undergraduate students admitted Fall 2003…….. 1622

No. Graduate applications received Fall 2004…………   281
No. Graduate applications received Fall 2003…………   279

The next Cabinet meeting will be held Monday, August 2, 2004, at 9:00 a.m.

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.

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