President’s Cabinet Meeting
July 25, 2006
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 and Ms. Diane M. Brown.

Minutes
Draft Cabinet minutes of July 18, 2006 were approved with necessary revisions.

Title III Budget – 10/1/06 – 9/30/07
Vice President Bynum requested that an additional $15,000 be added to the budget of Activity II: Student Life & Development for the 2006-2007 budget period.  The budget will be revised to reflect this revision to the budget.

Capital Projects
Work on the Wright Hall roofing project will begin Wednesday, July 26th, instead of Friday, July 28th.  The project should take approximately two weeks to complete.

The Asbestos Abatement Project for Manual Rivero Gymnasium is scheduled to begin today, July 25th.  Due to the nature of this project, access to the building will be restricted to the project workers only until the work is complete.

The Department of General Services has issued bid solicitations for the Student Union & Services Center renovation and Bump-Out Repairs to the Thurgood Marshall Living/Learning Center projects.

Baltimore Pike Traffic Safety Issues
At the request of President Nelson, the Lower Oxford Township Board of Supervisors has petitioned PennDOT to perform a traffic study to lower the speed limit to 25 mph on the stretch of Baltimore Pike bordering the campus from Township Road to Ashmun Avenue.  The petition also seeks placement of a traffic signal at the intersection of Baltimore Pike and University Road.

President Nelson to receive Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund (TMSF) “Education Leadership Award”
President Nelson will be awarded the TMSF Education Leadership Award at the Fund’s 19th Anniversary Awards Dinner, Monday, October 23, 2006 in New York City.  In his notification letter, Dwayne Ashley, President and Chief Executive Officer of TMSF stated “The Education Leadership Award honors a sitting president or chancellor of a TMSF member school who has demonstrated outstanding business, academic and visionary leadership through effective management of his or her institution.”

The TMSF awards scholarship funds each year to support Lincoln University students.

Collection of Dr. Herman R. Branson
The family of Dr. Herman R. Branson has indicated to President Nelson that it wishes to donate Dr. Branson’s collection of awards and photographs, books and papers to Lincoln University.  Lincoln will work with the family to facilitate the transfer of the collection to the University.

Pennsylvania American Council on Education (PACE) Network
The Vice Presidents were asked to submit one nominee from their division to attend the Executive Forum to be held October 29-30, 2006 in Hershey, PA.  The goal of the Executive Forum is to prepare women to assume leadership positions in higher education administration.  Lincoln will support the attendance of the participant(s) from the University.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Admission Statistics for Fall 2006 (as of July 24, 2006)
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2006………………………..    5571
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2005………………………..    5633

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2006……………………………    2297
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005……………………………    1950

# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2006………………………………….    661
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2005………………………………….    619

# Graduate applications received for Fall 2006……………………………….     420
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2005……………………………….     432

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12.10 p.m.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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