President’s Cabinet Meeting
August 22, 2006
9:00 a.m.

Minutes

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dean John O. Chikwem, Ms. Danielle Jones for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Mr. Drexel Ball for Vice President Michael B. Hill and Ms. Diane M. Brown.

Minutes
Draft Cabinet minutes of August 15, 2006 were approved.

Physical Plant Report
The written report submitted by Physical Plant included (1) removal of dead and diseased trees around campus, (2) repair of Chapel steps and sidewalk – 80% complete, (3) relocation of Art from the Student Union Building (SUB) to the Academic Modular, (4) Bldg. 26 renovations are ongoing, (5) site prep has begun for new science building, (5) in discussions with Township regarding sewer plant usage, (6) Graduate and Continuing Education Center master lease meetings, and (7) ongoing Department of General Services (DGS) projects.

Pandemic Flu Preparedness
The Lincoln University Pandemic Flu Preparedness Coordinating Committee established by President Nelson and headed by Dean John O. Chikwem, has submitted the final draft of a Pandemic Flu Plan.  Hard copies of the Plan will be available for distribution in the near future.

Graduate and Continuing Education Center
The plaster, painting and auditorium flooring project at 3020 Market Street is underway and should be complete before the start of Saturday classes, August 26.  New carpeting has been laid in the auditorium and painting/plastering will take place this week.

Development and External Relations
Mr. Ball reported that the current emphasis for his office is on ratcheting up marketing efforts to support increased fundraising initiatives.  Along this line, Lincoln University was among the colleges included in the September 2006 Ebony Magazine feature on HBCUs.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Vice President Bynum commended Ms. Danielle Jones and Ms. Thelma Ross for their collaborative efforts in the area of student accounts/clearances and insuring the timely issuance of billing statements.  He is very pleased with the enhancements brought about by their collaboration in this area.

A meeting with dining service personnel was held recently to discuss ways in which to improve service to our students.  The importance of the visibility/availability of Sodexho management during high traffic periods was stressed as well as the need to provide some more variety in the food selection.  The addition of more “premium nights” was suggested as one way to begin to add more variety in the food selections.

Undergraduate Admission Statistics for Fall 2006 (as of August 18, 2006)
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2006………………………..      5671
# Undergraduate applications received for Fall 2005………………………..      5714

# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2006……………………………      2386
# Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2005……………………………      2063

# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2006………………………………….      820
# Undergraduate deposits paid for Fall 2005………………………………….      765

Graduate Admission Statistics for Fall 2006 (as of August 21, 2006)
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2006……………………………….       520
# Graduate applications received for Fall 2005……………………………….       530

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 10:15 a.m.


Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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