President’s Cabinet Meeting
August 15, 2006
9:00 a.m.

Minutes

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis and Ms. Diane M. Brown.

Minutes
Draft Cabinet minutes of August 8, 2006 were approved.

Lincoln University Board of Trustees Leadership Retreat
President Nelson provided a brief report on the Board of Trustees Leadership Retreat held August 9-10, 2006 in Philadelphia.  He indicated that the Board Leadership is showing a great interest in student/campus life, and particularly AIDS and obesity issues.  Another topic of focus was planned giving to the University.

PA Department of Education “Transfer and Articulation Oversight Committee”
Vice President Venerable will represent Lincoln University on the “Transfer and Articulation Oversight Committee,” which will be convened by Dr. Gerald L. Zahorchak, Secretary of Education.  The Committee was established by legislation passed by the Pennsylvania legislature.  The legislation is aimed at facilitating the transfer of academic credit among postsecondary institutions throughout the Commonwealth.

College Board fall conference
Lincoln University will send three representatives to the College Board fall conference for chief academic officers, deans or directors of admission, and directors of financial aid, to be held September 28-29, 2006 in Atlanta, GA.

Fiscal Affairs
Vice President Merlin informed the group that he expects the contract for the Owner’s Representative in the Graduate Center Master Lease to be finalized within the next couple of days.  The owner’s representative will represent the interests of Lincoln University throughout the term of the Master Lease to renovate the Graduate Center.

Academic Affairs
Dean Willis brought to the Cabinet’s attention, maintenance/cleaning needs in the Auditorium at the Lincoln University Graduate and Continuing Education Center located at 3020 Market Street in Philadelphia.  President Nelson authorized Vice President Hill to begin the process, which will enable the immediate undertaking of a major clean up of the auditorium as well as other spaces utilized by the Masters programs.  The project will possibly include painting/plastering walls and replacing existing flooring where necessary.  The goal is to complete this clean up project prior to the start of classes.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Freshmen arrived on campus Sunday, August 13, 2006.  All spaces in residence halls have been assigned.  

Admission Statistics for Fall 2006 (as of August 11, 2006)
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2006………………………..    5650
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2005………………………..    5680

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2006……………………………    2362
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005……………………………    2035

# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2006………………………………….    791
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2005………………………………….    716

# Graduate applications received for Fall 2006……………………………….     514
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2005……………………………….     505

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:30 p.m.


Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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