President's Cabinet Meeting
August 11, 2003

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum, Dean John O. Chikwem and Ms. Diane M. Brown

Attending for portion of meeting:  Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Jerryl Briggs, Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett, Mr. Mike Byers, Mr. Steve Carol, Mr. John Thompson

Minutes of the July 28, 2003 Cabinet Meeting were approved.

2003-04 Operating and Capital Budgets
President Nelson discussed with the Cabinet and Deans the roadblocks Lincoln University is facing due to the fact that the Pennsylvania Legislature has yet to adopt its FY04 operating budget for "non-preferred appropriations" which includes the State-related universities and public schools.  The Deans and Vice Presidents were instructed to postpone the purchase of non-essential goods and services inasmuch as the University's cash flow will be negatively impacted by this development in the Legislature.

The 2003-2004 operating budget will accommodate a 1.5% salary increase for Administrative employees, effective September 1, 2003.  This increase is not to be distributed "across the board," but allocated according to job performance.  All proposed increases are to be given to the President as soon as possible.

Physical Plant
Physical Plant was instructed to proceed with the following capital projects:
· Hot water repairs LLC
· SUB hot water
· Urban Center hot water

Program Budget Request 2004-05 Fiscal Year
Lincoln University's 2004-05 Program Budget Request must be submitted to the Budget Division of the Department of Education, Harrisburg, PA by September 8, 2003.

Middle States Periodic Review Report
Lincoln University has received the fiscal analysis of its Periodic Review Report, but is not yet in receipt of the external reviewers' analysis.  The University's response to both the financial and external reviewers' reports is due to the Commission Office by September 1, 2003.  The Vice President for Fiscal and Academic Affairs will prepare the University's response.

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Admission Statistics for fall 2003 as of August 8, 2003
# of Undergraduate applications received for fall 2003 4323
# of Undergraduate applications received for fall 2002 3977

# of Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2003. 1699
# of Undergraduate students admitted for fall 2002. 1887

# of Graduate applications received for fall 2003..  315
# of Graduate applications received for fall 2002..  313

The Cabinet meeting was adjourned at 6:30 PM.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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