President’s Cabinet Meeting Tuesday, August 17, 2010 1:00 p.m.
ATTENDEES:President Ivory V. Nelson, Provost and Senior Vice President
Dr. Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Executive Vice
President Michael B. Hill, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean
Gladys J. Willis, Assistant Vice President and Director of Assessment Dr.
Harold Aubrey, Ms. Jody C. Brunner.
August 10, 2010, Cabinet minutes were approved. PRESIDENT
Operating and Capital Budget.The Board of Trustees approved the
2010-11 Operating and Capital Budget on August 16, 2010.President Nelson stressed the importance
in our efforts to improve the University’s present and future fiscal
Bridge Program.Assessment of the Summer Bridge Program
was discussed in detail.
of Athletics.Recently, the NCAA DII Presidents
Council developed a list of strategic areas related to intercollegiate
athletics.President Nelson and
Executive Vice President Hill will provide oversight of the department.
Oxford East Poll to University Campus.Chester County
commissioners have settled a federal lawsuit regarding the place for
voting in the Lower Oxford East precinct. Voters will now report to the gymnasium.
Rating and Financial-Responsibility Test.President Nelson provided
a copy of and discussed, “Negative Credit Ratings Reflect Financial Strain
on Small Colleges,” Goldie Blumenstyk, The
Chronicle of Higher Education, July 20, 2010 and “150 Nonprofit
Colleges Fail Education Department’s Test of Financial Strength,” Goldie
Blumenstyk and Alex Richards, The
Chronicle of Higher Education, August 11, 2010.
of Title III.President Nelson provided a copy of and
discussed, “Low-Income and Minority Serving Institutions: Sustained
Attention Needed to Improve Education’s Oversight of Grant Programs,”
George A. Scott, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security, U.S. Government Accountability Office,
May 27, 2010.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Fall 2010 Undergraduate Admission Statistics (as of 08.15.10)
Fall 2010 (900+ SAT)
600-Bed Residence Hall.The status of the complex, contract
talks, and financing were discussed.Representatives from HBCU Capital Financing will meet with
University Administrators on September 14.
Employee Health Care Benefits.Working papers were distributed to
members of Cabinet on the proposed health care contract for University
PROVOST AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FORACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
of Cabinet discussed the language of assessment, examples of assessment
program modeling, and preparation for the small team visit on September
September Faculty Meeting.The agenda for the September Faculty
meeting was discussed.