President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Mr. Steve Carol for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dr. John O. Chikwem for Vice President Grant D. Venerable, and Ms. Jody C. Brunner for Ms. Diane M. Brown.
 
MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of July 22, 2008, were approved as corrected.
 
PRESIDENT
 
·         Dr. Nelson requested Cabinet members to update their organizational charts for 2008-09 and submit to the President no later than August 9.
 
·         The University will sponsor ten students to attend the TMCF Leadership Institute October 24-27, 2008, in New York.
 
·         Dr. Nelson proposed the following locations for 2008-09 Board of Trustees meetings:
 
September 20, 2008             Student Union Building Multipurpose Room
November 15, 2008               Ware Center
February 14, 2009                3020 Lincoln Plaza
April 18, 2009                      Vail Hall Board Room
 
·         The University has granted use of Manuel Rivero Hall as the Lower Oxford East precinct voting site for the November 2008 election.
 
·         Dr. Nelson provided Cabinet members with copies of the University’s 2008-09 Appropriations Act (HB 2320/2008) as well as the annual reporting requirements detailed in HB 1067/2007.
 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
·         Dr. Nelson requested a one-page synopsis on new initiatives and how the University is revamping the Academic Support Program.
 
DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
 
·         The University’s new Assistant Director of Communications, Ms. Ashley Gabb ’08, will be responsible for internal and external communications of University-wide academic successes on a routine basis.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
·         Mr. Carol provided an update on IT initiatives.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
·         Vice President Bynum announced new SAEM positions/staff members for FY09: Dr. J. Gibson, Director of Student Life and Development; Dr. Fullmer, Interim Director of the Learning Resource Center/ACT 101; Ms. R. Manson, Director of the Women’s Center; and Mr. J. Lowney, Director of Residence Life.
 
·         Admission Statistics for Fall 2008 (as of July 28, 2008)
 
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2008………………………….      6147
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2007………………………….      5730
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2008……………………………..      2129
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2007……………………………..      2195
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2008…………………………………....     578
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2007…………………………………….     702
 
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# Graduate applications received for Fall 2008………………………………….      513
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2007…………………………………       431
 
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2008…………………………………….         275
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2007…………………………………….         227
 
Fall 2008 Enrollment Report (as of July 28, 2008)
 
# Registered returning students…………………………………………………..    1433
# New undergraduate students……………………………………………………     578
# New graduate students…………………………………………………………      275
 
Total Enrollment Fall 2008…………………………………………………...........    2286
Total Enrollment Fall 2007…………………………………………………………    2449
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.

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