President's Cabinet Meeting
August 12, 2002

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Ms. Diane M. Brown

Minutes of the August 5, 2002 Cabinet Meeting were approved with minor revision.

Request for Speed Reduction on Baltimore Pike
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has notified the University that "based on the engineering and traffic studies performed, reduced speed zones cannot be justified."  The administration will continue to pursue the issue of reducing the speed limit on Baltimore Pike on the stretch of road directly adjacent to the campus for the enhanced safety of our students and others who travel this stretch of highway.

FY03 Capital Budget
The following additional projects have been approved by the administration for the FY03 capital budget: Grimm Hall (lab upgrades), chemistry (furniture), Student Union Building (Student space upgrade, renovations, video studio, relocate art studio), Rendall Hall (renovations), Urban Center (furniture) and the Gym (floor).  The addition of these projects required the reprioritization of projects previously included in the capital budget.

Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC)
In its continuing effort to enhance student support services, Lincoln University has taken out an annual membership with TMACC, the operator of the SCCOOT bus that serves the Lincoln University campus.  The SCCOOT provides a valuable service for students and others who have need of transportation between the West Chester and Oxford areas.

PA State Police: Troop J, Avondale
The Lincoln University Department of Public Safety has received a letter of appreciation from the PA State Police, Troop J, Avondale.  The letter thanked Mr. Larry Woods, Director of the University's Department of Public Safety and Security, for the assistance provided by him and members of the staff, particularly Mr. Leon Middleton, in connection to an incident that occurred on campus on April 22, 2002.  Among other commendations, the author noted, "this cooperative effort is indicative of the professional relationship between Lincoln University and the Pennsylvania State Police."

U.S. Postal Service to Honor Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a postage stamp commemorating Lincoln University graduate and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall for his championing of civil and equal rights.  The commemorative stamp is expected to be available for sale in January 2003.  The Postal Service thanked President Nelson for his early support for the issuance of a commemorative stamp honoring Justice Marshall.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (SAEM)

Admission Statistics for Fall 2002 as of August 9, 2002
# of Undergraduate applications received Fall 2002 4008
# of Undergraduate applications received Fall 2001 3156

# of Undergraduate students admitted Fall 2002. 1908
# of Undergraduate students admitted Fall 2001. 1587

# of Graduate applications received Fall 2002  330
# of Graduate applications received Fall 2001  290

The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 noon.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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