President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, August 4, 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, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Ms. Diane M. Brown.   Mr. John H. Thompson, Director of Physical Plant, was in attendance for a portion of the meeting.
 
MINUTES
 
July 28, 2009 Cabinet minutes were approved.
   
PHYSICAL PLANT
 
Mr. Thompson provided the following capital projects update:
 
DGS Projects            DGS is trying to complete their work with hopes of the Certificate of Occupancy being completed by August 10th
           Repairs to the drainage problem at the handicapped curb cuts are being completed.
           Daily maintenance is being performed as contracted by the landscape package
            Final are in process both inside and out.  Some issues are still being worked out between all parties.
          September 28th has been established as the projected move date for the Presidential suite. 
  Summer Work
The majority of the planned summer work has been completed or is well underway.  Funding strategies required some changes in the approach and planning of the summer work this year.
 
PRESIDENT
 
·        The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has not yet passed a budget.  Lincoln University was a signee on a letter to the Governor requesting the release of funding to PHEAA so that students can receive their financial aid for the fall.
 
·        Cabinet members will move on the adoption on the following policies at the next Cabinet meeting:  Code of Conduct Enforcement; Fireworks Prohibition; Equal Employment Opportunity, Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action; Workplace Violence Prevention and Weapons; and Employment and Hiring. 
 
·        The New Higher Education Accountability Standards were discussed.  The new standards include:
     -     High-quality students
     -        Retention rates
     -        Graduation rates
     -       Assessment of student learning
     -      Success after graduation
 
Lincoln University’s Plan for New Higher Education Accountability Standards include:
 
º    High quality students
          - 35% Entering Class with SAT of 900 or greater for fall 2010
          -  Continuation of Merit Scholarship Program for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
          -    Promoting and Marketing Centers of Excellence
          -    Increasing Scholarships for Centers of Excellence Majors in Art, Sciences, and Business
 
º      Retention rates
        -  75% Freshman to Sophomore retention rate by 2010
    -  Increased Tutorial for Entering Freshmen and Monitoring System for Sophomores
    -    Academic Partnership arrangements with Other Educational Institutions
    -      Require Early Decision on Academic Majors
    -     Increased Internship Opportunities
 
º       Graduation rates
    -    45% Six-year graduation rate by 2010
 
º      Assessment of Student Learning
    -      Middle States Accreditation Report Submission by 04.10.10
    -    Systemic Assessment System in Place by January 2010
    -      Continuous Assessment Each Year
 
º    Success After Graduation
    -      Improved Tracking System for Students Going to Graduate School, Entering the World of Work and Starting Own
         Business
    -      Increased Targeted marketing Program on Graduate Success
 
 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
·        New Science Building Banners.  Four notable quotes by alumni have been identified for display in the new Science Building.
    
Additional quotes have been requested.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS

Vice President Merlin informed the group that the year end close has been a slow process.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
-     Proposed 600-bed student residence hall - Mr. John Lowney will be asked to serve as Chair of the Committee for the new
    600-bed student residence hall.   A meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Friday, August 7.
-    Funding for Act 101 has been discontinued by the agency.  Lincoln University will need to provide services for 47 students
   admitted under the program for fall 2009.
-  The division is making plans to move forward with the implementation of moving some of the housekeeping staff to a 2nd shift.
 
Admission Statistics (as of August 3, 2009):
 
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2009………………………….      7882
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2008………………………….      6087
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2009 with 900+ SAT………....        844
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2009……………………………..       2403
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2008……………………………..       2102
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2009 with 900+ SAT………….....         673
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2009…………………………………....       689
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2008…………………………………….      614
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2009 by students with 900+ SAT.............      121
 
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2009………………………………….       474
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2008…………………………………        496
 
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2009…………………………………….        292
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2008…………………………………….        302
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:40 a.m.

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