President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
2:00 p.m.
 
 
MINUTES
 
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Jerryl Briggs, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Ms. Jody C. Brunner for Ms. Diane M. Brown.
 
MINUTES
 
July 14, 2009 Cabinet minutes were approved.
 
PRESIDENT
 
·        President Nelson stressed the importance of University-wide conservative, practical spending and shared with members of Cabinet his 06.30.09 memorandum to the Board regarding positioning Lincoln University for the new [fiscal] realities.
·        The school deans must be resourceful, conservative and cautious as they manage class size, courses offered and textbook adoptions.
·        Citing a 07.17.09 Philadelphia Inquirer article, President Nelson noted that of the more than 112,000 students at the 14 universities in the state system will pay 3.7% more for tuition.  Universities may have to reexamine their tuition if the state adopts a budget that contains additional cuts in funding.
·        Interim Vice President Briggs will send a representative from Lincoln to attend a H1N1 workshop on August 14 in Harrisburg.  Representatives from the PA Department of Health and the PA Emergency Management Agency will present guidance on the H1N1 situation and will share the latest CDC guidelines on university closure procedures should H1N1 become more severe during the fall and winter flu season.
·        Interim Vice President Briggs will facilitate the completion of the 2009 Campus Crime and Security Survey with Mr. James Conner and Dr. Renford Brevett.
 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
·        Deans Chikwem, Thomas and Willis provided oral reports on issues, research, alliances/partnerships and achievements within their respective schools.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS

·        Vice President Merlin presented the June 2009 Treasurer and Investment Reports.
·        Vice President Merlin provided a summary on the University’s fiscal operations until the Commonwealth’s budget is approved.
·        Vice President Merlin will review the University’s existing travel policy and procedures to insure prudent spending.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Admission Statistics (as of 07.17.09):
 
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2009…………………………. 7832
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2008…………………………. 6005
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2009…………………………….. 2388
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2008…………………………….. 2017
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2009……………………………….....   646
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2008………………………………….   524
 
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2009………………………………..    415
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2008………………………………..    424
 
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2009…………………………………….   236
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2008…………………………………….   210
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 4:50 p.m.

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