President’s Cabinet Meeting
August 21, 2007
9:00 AM
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Ms. Danielle Jones for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean John O. Chikwem and Ms. Diane M. Brown. 
 
Minutes
 
Minutes of August 14, 2007 Cabinet meeting were approved.
 
Facilities
 
The university is still waiting on certificates of occupancy for University Hall and Ware Center.    We will be unable to move into the facilities until these certificates are received.
 
3020 Lincoln Plaza Update:
 - Necessary demolition work is continuing and construction has begun on the 2nd floor 
 - The layout for new walls has begun, window openings 50% cut in and ductwork started from the mechanical rooms for the fit-out for the 3rd & 4th floors, which will be occupied by Lincoln
 - The final locations for the card readers and security devices has been confirmed
 - Three temporary air conditioning units have been installed to supplement the main AC unit.
 - Vice President Hill and Dean Willis will meet to discuss furniture needs
 
Academic Affairs
 
The Deans provided brief updates on activities in their respective schools.  Dean Chikwem informed the group that a tribute to the late Dr. B. Marshall Henderson has been scheduled for October 11, 2007.
 
Development & External Relations
 
Vice President Hill reiterated the importance of the coordination of all fund raising activities through the office of development.  It is very important, and a matter of policy, that his office is contacted prior to communication with any private funding source concerning support for the university or a program of the university.
 
Fiscal Affairs
 
The Draft Smoking Policy which was revised to include the prohibition of smoking in all Lincoln University owned/leased vehicles and to include NCAA stipulations covering coaches & athletic staff was approved.
 
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 
Due to the large number of freshmen and returning students, some of the upperclassmen will be temporarily housed in the Living Learning Center Guest Quarters.  We expect to be able to move these students to the residence halls toward the end of September.
 
Lincoln University student Ashley Parker has been selected from over 120 conference nominees as one of the top 30 contenders for the 2007 NCAA Woman of the Year. 
 
Enrollment Data for fall 2007 (as of August 21, 2007)
 
# First-time freshmen enrolled ………………………………………………..        635
# Returning students enrolled ………………………………………………..       1242
                   Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled                                                1877
 
# Graduate students enrolled …………………………………………………       514
 
                   Total Student Body                                                                              2391
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.
 
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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