President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
9:00 a.m.
 
 
MINUTES
 
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Jerryl Briggs, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Mr. Tracey J. Hunter Hayes for Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Ms. Jody C. Brunner for Ms. Diane M. Brown.  ABSENT: Mr. John H. Thompson, Director of Physical Plant, was excused to attend a DGS meeting in Harrisburg.
 
MINUTES
 
July 21, 2009 Cabinet minutes were approved.
 
PRESIDENT
 
·         The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania still does not have a budget.  Citing a 07.27.09 philly.com article, Dr. Nelson indicated that in some area schools, including Rutgers, Ursinus, Widener, Arcadia, and Immaculata, saw double-digit percentage increases in aid appeals this spring and summer, which come at a time when the universities themselves are trying to weather the economic downturn.
 
·         Policy Adoptions.  Cabinet members were asked to review the following draft policies:  Fireworks Prohibition; Equal Employment Opportunity, Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action; Workplace Violence Prevention and Weapons; and Employment and Hiring.  Cabinet members will move on their adoption at the next Cabinet meeting.
 
·         Various issues (e.g., fiscal status, academic plan for excellence/centers of excellence, student success efforts, organization, and the 2009-10 academic/campus enhancement programs) were discussed.
 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
·         New Science Building Banners.  President Nelson asked Vice President Venerable and Mr. Hunter Hayes to select 15-25 notable quotes by alumni that enhance the Lincoln mystique for display in the new Science Building.
 
DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
 
·         President Nelson asked Vice Presidents Briggs and Hill to craft a strategy that involves faculty and alumni in recruiting students with 900+ SAT scores at targeted high schools (e.g., Masterman, Bodine, Friends Select, Central) with a goal of obtaining 35% of the student population with 900+ SAT scores by 2010.
 
President Nelson stressed that the University community must work together to increase graduation and retention rates; recapture the Lincoln mystique; continue to recruit and retain high-quality students; and maintain a wholesome campus environment.
 
·         Lincoln University’s Copy Center.  The Copy Center should be utilized whenever possible for University publications, printing, and copying projects.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
·         President Nelson asked Vice President Merlin to review the new federal requirement (The Red Flag Rule) to address how Lincoln actively identifies possible identity theft and how Lincoln will react to a red flag.
·         The first annual Employee Wellness Field Day will be held August 21, 2009.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Admission Statistics (as of 07.28.09):
 
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2009………………………….      7863
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2008………………………….      6057
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2009 with 900+ SAT...........       844
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2009……………………………..      2400
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2008……………………………..      2092
# Undergraduate students addmitted for Fall 2009 with 900+ SAT..............       673
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2009…………………………………....     675
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2008…………………………………….    582
# Undergraduate depositits paid Fall 2009 by students with 900+ SAT...........    121
 
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2009………………………………….     444
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2008…………………………………      473
 
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2009…………………………………….       281
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2008…………………………………….       273
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:45 a.m.

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