President's Cabinet Meeting
July 22, 2002

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett (in attendance for Title III Draft presentation only), Ms. Jody C. Brunner

Minutes of the June 24, 2002 Cabinet Meeting were approved as presented.

Prevailing Wage Act
Another law regulates the pay of laborers involved in school and other public works projects.  The Prevailing Wage Act stipulates minimum hourly wage rates for construction projects exceeding $25,000.  The "prevailing wages" required to be paid to laborers on public construction projects are determined by the state Department of Labor and Industry based on wages reported by contractors.  The Pennsylvania Economy League contends facilities built in accordance with requirements of the Prevailing Wage Act can be 20% more than those in the private sector.  PSBA estimates the act raises the cost of school construction by nearly $90 million annually.

                                                                                                Excerpted from PSBA Bulletin, June 2002, p. 40.

LASER Program
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has recognized Dr. Robert Langley for his successful management of the ONR HBCU/MI education grant at Lincoln University.  Dr. Langley is to be commended for developing and designing an innovative program that anticipated and successfully addressed naval needs.

Horace Mann Bond-Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship Program
Lanniece Freeman Hall, M.D. has successfully completed her studies at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and will begin her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center.  Her accomplishment in completing her medical studies is a tribute to the purpose of the Horace Mann Bond-Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship Program.  We must encourage current students and alumni to avail themselves of this opportunity for advanced studies toward a professional career.

State Schools Raising Tuition
School                                         2002-03             2001-02             Increase         % Increase
Penn State                                     $8008                 $7054                 $954                 13.5
The College of New Jersey            $5625                 $5022                 $603                 12
Rowan University                           $4950                 $4500                 $450                 10
Temple University                           $7602                 $6974                 $628                  9
West Chester University                  $4378                 $4016                 $362                  9
Cheyney University                          $4378                 $4016                 $362                  9
Lincoln University                            $4246                 $4032                 $214                  5.3

                                                                                            Source:  The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 12, 2002

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Admission Statistics for Fall 2002 as of July 19, 2002
# of Undergraduate applications received Fall 2002 3920
# of Undergraduate applications received Fall 2001 3085

# of Undergraduate students admitted Fall 2002. 1867
# of Undergraduate students admitted Fall 2001. 1510

# of Graduate applications received Fall 2002  201
# of Graduate applications received Fall 2001  225

Meningococcal Disease
The State of Pennsylvania and the Department of Disease Prevention and Control have mandated with Senate Bill 955 that all college students living in dormitory or other housing facilities provided by the institution are required, prior to registration of the current year attending, to receive a one-time vaccination against the disease (effective June 28, 2002).  Lincoln University Health Services will provide the vaccination for all incoming new students at Registration on August 18, 2002.  All returning students will receive the vaccination on Sunday, August 25, 2002 at check-in.  The cost of the vaccination is $70.
Department of Public Safety
Seven (7) Lincoln University public safety personnel have been commissioned police officers with arresting power.

University Chaplain
Dr. Valerie Tate-Green has been named University Chaplain.

Radio Call Sign
From the FCC, effective July 6, 2002, Lincoln University will have the call sign letters WWLU, and Long Island University will have the call sign letters WLIU.

Academic Affairs
The Faculty Conference will be held on campus Monday, August 19, 2002.

Fiscal Affairs
The American Education Services (AES)/Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) reported that their review of the Single Audit Report for the year ended June 30, 2001 shows Lincoln University to be in compliance with AES/PHEAA and U.S. Department of Education records and regulations under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended).

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

Jody C. Brunner
Administrative Assistant

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