President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Mr. Jerryl Briggs for Vice President William B. Bynum and Ms. Jody C. Brunner for Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant, was in attendance for a portion of the meeting.
 
MINUTES
 
No action taken on Cabinet Minutes dated July 29, 2008.
 
PHYSICAL PLANT
 
·        Manuel Rivero Hall.  The Freshman Dinner will have to be relocated to the dining hall due to delays with the gym floor.
 
·        International Cultural Center.  Mr. Thompson and President Nelson provided a briefing on existing groundwater and drainage at the ICC site.
 
·        Demolition Projects. Bldgs. 9, 13, 21, 39 and 114 scheduled for immediate demolition will be delayed 2-3 weeks.
 
·        Transfer of Electrical Power. The Physical Plant and Building 116 are currently without power due to the electrical tie-in to the new science building.
 
PRESIDENT
 
·        Division Organizational Charts. Dr. Nelson requested Cabinet members to update their organizational charts for 2008-09 and submit to the President immediately.
 
·        Transition Week.  Dr. Nelson requested all departments to begin to address student discipline, behavior, decorum, and dress.
 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
·        Fall Semester 2008. Vice President Venerable provided a brief summary on upcoming Fall 2008 events: new student orientation; faculty retreat; new faculty orientation and his address on the “State of Academics” at Lincoln University.
 
·        Teaching Laboratories. Vice President Venerable will provide a handout at the Faculty Retreat on the University’s $14.8 million instruction improvements.
 
DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
 
·        3rd Annual Angel City Classic. Vice President Hill encouraged Lincoln University’s participation in the Third Annual Angel City Classic sponsored by Black Educational Events, LLC, September 2008, in Los Angeles, California.
 
·        Society of Physics Students (SPS). In July 2008, Kudzanayi Munetsi-Mugomba, was recognized as one of the SPS 2007-08 Leadership Awardees to receive $2000.  President Nelson requested public announcements/press release(s) on all outstanding student, faculty and staff achievements.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
·        All-University Reception. President Nelson requested the Director of Human Resources to organize an All-University reception to introduce new staff members.  Venue: Student Union Building.
 
·        Safety Committee. The proposed Safety Committee Mission Statement has been approved.
 
·        Risk Management. A copy of all safety or security-related Physical Plant work orders will be sent by the Department of Physical Plant to the University’s Risk Manager.  Vice President Merlin will develop a report to respond to safety and security recommendations from the University’s insurance carrier.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
·        Transition Week. Mr. Briggs provided a brief summary on Freshman Transition Week beginning Sunday, August 10. Student leaders and resident advisors arrived on Monday, August 4. Student-athletes and band members arrive on Wednesday, August 6.
 
·        Sophomore Year Experience.  SAEM has developed a concise Sophomore Year Experience program for Fall 2008.
 
·        Admission Statistics for Fall 2008 (as of August 4, 2008)
 
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2008…………………………. 6178
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2007…………………………. 5753
 
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2008…………………………….. 2142
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2007…………………………….. 2204
 
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2008……………………………........    617
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2007…………………………………    726
 
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2008………………………………     533
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2007………………………………… 448
 
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2008……………………………………. 304
# Graduate students admitted for Fall 2007……………………………………. 243
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

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