Minutes

President's Cabinet Meeting

August 1, 2000


Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Saligrama C. SubbaRao, Vice President Edward L. McCusker, Mr. Tracey Hunter Hayes, Ms. Linda Racine, Mr. Colin McGowan, Ms. Diane M. Brown

Physical Plant Update - Mr. McGowan informed the group that the following repairs must be made in order for the buildings to be L&I compliant

SUB - emergency generator needs to provide illumination within 15 seconds of power outage. Current generator provides illumination within 30 seconds.
Ware Center - Two exterior light fixtures need to be repaired
Gym - Need letter from fire alarm inspector and final inspection of emergency lighting
LHML - Lighting

Mr. McGowan is in the process of getting proposals on a campus-wide roof maintenance program.
Architect has been selected to perform the renovation work on Canon House
Roofing on Lucy Laney has been completed
Selection of an architect to perform renovation work on Lucy Laney is in process
Waiting on last of material to begin repairing roof on the Gym
Work on the roof of the Urban Center is in process
Toilet partitions are needed in Houston
All dorms are ready for students except those occupied by special programs last week. These should only require minor cleaning.
Renovations in process: - 1st Floor of Lincoln Hall (Financial Aid Offices) - TV Studio - McRary Hall heating system - Rendall Hall basement (basement will not be accessible until January 2001)

Doctrine of In Loco Parentis in Pennsylvania - The University has been advised that the law in Pennsylvania is clear that no liability can be imposed upon a University under the theory of "in loco parentis."

L.U. Web Site - A Committee is in the process of creating a new Web site for the University. A draft of a new home page can be viewed at http://www.lincoln.edu. (Please note that this is a very early draft and will not withstand critical review by those outside the immediate web team. Nevertheless, it may give an indication of the new cleaner look.)

Federal Student Financial Aid Programs - The University has received official notification that the Secretary of Education has determined that Lincoln University satisfied the definition of an eligible institution.

Academic Affairs Vice President SubbaRao distributed a tentative agenda for the Faculty Conference, which is scheduled to be held on the campus August 23-24, 2000.

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Admissions Statistics - Data as of July 28, 2000

# of undergraduate applications for Fall 2000 ------------------------------3128
# of undergraduate applications for Fall 1999-------------------------------2821
# admitted for Fall 2000----------------------------------------------------1272
# admitted for Fall 1999----------------------------------------------------1437
# deposits paid for Fall 2000------------------------------------------------323
# deposits paid for Fall 1999------------------------------------------------436
# of Graduate applications for Fall 2000-------------------------------------300
# of Graduates admitted for Fall 2000---------------------------------------135

A review of current student accounts shows that 632 students owe the University $410,535.

Ms. Racine informed the Cabinet of the following events: - August 14-15, 2000, Fire Department training sessions - August 21, 2000, Fire Department training sessions for RA's, RC's, Student Leaders and SGA Officers - August 16-17, 2000, Underground Railroad Conference will be held at Lincoln Fiscal Affairs

Vice President McCusker presented a "Space Planning Proposal" to the Cabinet. The proposal sets in place a procedure for requesting space change, relocation or alteration. The Cabinet approved the Proposal. Vice President McCusker informed the Group that the Title III auditors will be on campus August 21-23, 2000.

Other items on the agenda were for information purposes only.

Diane Brown, Assistant to the President

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