President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, August 10,
ATTENDEES: President Ivory V.
Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Executive Vice
President Michael B. Hill, Dean Gladys J. Willis for Provost Grant D. Venerable
II, and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Dr.
Frederick Walton attended a portion of the meeting.
The August 3, 2010 Cabinet
minutes were approved.
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
Mr. Thompson provided the
work is proceeding well and on schedule.
$35,000 90% complete
Douglas Hall Lounge Upgrades $30,000 90% complete
Douglas Hall, Pumps & Valves
Douglas Hall Hot Water Upgrades
$28,000 in work
Hall Hot Water System $15,000 Ready for bid
Hall Ventilation Upgrades
$45,000 in work
Hall Hot Water Plate Heater
10. Hansberry Hall Sinks and Vanities $10,000: Complete
11. Lucy Laney Hall Bathroom Exhaust System
$15,000 90% complete
12. McCauley Hall Bathroom Upgrades $40,000 Complete
13. McCauley Hall Hot Water Conversion $82,000* 30% complete
14. McRary Hall Hot Water Conversion
$35,000* 70% complete
15. McRary Hall New Lobby Lights $6,000 working
16. McRary Hall Electrical Upgrades
17. McRary Hall Bathroom Upgrades
18. Rendall Hall Basement Repairs
19. Rendall Hall Hot Water Plate Heater
$30,000 in work
20. LLC Wiring of the Smoke Alarms
$67,500 90% complete
21. LLC Replace Room Lights
$48,000 North Comp.
22. All Residence Buildings, Furniture $100,000 60% complete
$2,000 50% Complete
$17,500 30% complete
Total for 2010 Summer
Estimated completion spring 2011
Grand Total all work
1101-28: A meeting was held with DGS
design and the professional to map out a plan However, this project has been delayed due to
the illness of the DGS contact . As soon
as a replacement is in place this project can get back on track. Some phases of
our work will continue.
1101-32 Vail Hall: Abatement in Vail is
complete and they are now beginning some demo work. Completion is forecasted to
be late December. Lincoln Hall work will begin shortly afterwards with
completion forecasted to be late June.
1101-39 (Grimm) 1101-43 (Wright) and 1101-44 (Library): Abatement of floor tile and some piping
insulation is taking place in Grimm Hall. Once this is complete the abatement
contractors will move to Wright Hall. Demo will begin in Grimm this week with
Wright to follow. We are still working with DGS to rearrange the safety fence
to insure that our needs are met.
1101-45 (Landscape) and 1101-46 (Athletics): The projects’ kick-off meeting is
scheduled for August 11th. DGS and our project team are very
concerned that the point 1 contractor still has not yet finalized his
contractor list. As soon as the
construction team is in place, work will begin on the schedule and what areas
of the campus will be effected.
1101-47: The management team and the 4 primes have mobilized. Construction of
the temporary retention basins is well underway. Because 1101-45 is late
starting, the Point 1 contractor is being granted a change order to cut in the
base for the connecting road to be used as a construction road for the time
being, reducing activity near the Physical Plant.
Eight Plex: The modular units are in place and complete
as far as HVAC, Sanitary, and Domestic water. We have finalized the room
assignments and phone and data needs.
located and we are installing cameras in various locations in and around the
complex to help eliminate vandalism.
book move is complete. Due to the time of year the modular company is extremely
busy. The crew worked on our 8 plex and the repairs to the library units
outside. We still have a punch list of
items and the contractors will be in later this week to complete the work prior
to the students’ return.
Grounds: A full
campus cut has been scheduled for a few days before the students return. Our crew is tied up with moves and last minute
Director Physical Plant.
PRESIDENT’S DISCUSSION AGENDA
MSCHE Small Team Visit – Preparations for the September 24, 2010
small team visit were discussed. Deans
Chikwem and Thomas joined the meeting via teleconference to discuss certain
aspects of the preparations.
Lincoln University graduates receive MD degrees – Drs. Darren
Dolly, Jean-Paul Chizea and Godfrey Thuku received their MD degrees from Penn
State College of Medicine this spring and are now involved in residency
Business Office Move to Modular Units: Logistics of the move were
discussed. Vice President Merlin voiced concerns that the space may not be
large enough to accommodate the entire staff.
American Express Reconciliation – VP Merlin provided a report on
the status of American Reconciliations for FY10.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Fall 2010 Admission Statistics (As of 08.08.10):
Fall 2009 Fall
2010 Fall 2010
Applications Received 7801 7258 769
2380 1860 611
Deposits Paid 699 334 112
Fall 2009 Fall
Applications Received 455 466
There being no further
business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:00 a.m.
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