President’s Cabinet Meeting
July 31, 2007
9:00 AM
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael B. Hill,  Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President William B. Bynum, Dean John O. Chikwem for Vice President Grant D. Venerable and Ms. Diane M. Brown. 
 
Minutes
 
Minutes of July 25, 2007 Cabinet meeting were approved.
 
Development and External Relations
 
Vice President Hill distributed copies of the Security/Card Access Summary for 3020 Market Street.  Cabinet was in agreement that the security system and card reader system should be tied into the base building system as well as having the ability to be monitored on the main campus.
 
A building naming ceremony will be scheduled during the fall semester once the appropriate schedules are checked for availability.
 
A summary of contributions to the Student Enhancement Program shows that this effort has attracted 264 first-time donors.  The number of donors to this program totals 390 since its inception in April 2006.
 
Academic Affairs
 
Dean Chikwem reported that faculty hiring is slightly behind due to the fact that the adoption of the budget occurred later than in previous years.  The university will explore putting into place a mechanism which will allow the hiring of replacement faculty prior to budget approval.
 
Ware Center and University Hall were expected to be ready for occupancy for the start of the fall 2007 semester.  Furniture, fixtures and equipment has been delivered for both buildings and is presently being stored in Ware Center.  However, since the university has no control over regulations regarding occupancy permits, the registrar has developed two plans in the event occupancy certificates are not issued by the start of the semester.  Plans A and B entail either moving into the renovated buildings or remaining in the modules until we are able to occupy the buildings.  We are currently awaiting occupancy certificates for both Ware Center and University Hall. 
 
Fiscal Affairs
 
A briefing on the Year End close was given by Vice President Merlin.
 
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 
Vice President Bynum reported that a total of 279 new students were registered during the three 1-day drive in sessions.  They hope to add a fourth and fifth session in the future.
 
At this point, Lincoln has no more room for new freshman for the fall 2007 semester, unless they are commuting.  All deposits received from this point on will be for the spring semester. 
 
Admission Statistics for fall 2007 (as of July 27, 2007)
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2007………………………..     5811
# Undergraduate applications received for fall 2006………………………..     5598
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………………     2237
# Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………………     2323
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2007………………………………….     736
# Undergraduate deposits paid for fall 2006………………………………….     691
 
# Graduate applications received for fall 2007……………………………....       434
# Graduate applications received for fall 2006……………………………….      436
 
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2007……………………..……………       228
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2006……………………..……………       247
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:15 a.m.
 
 
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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