President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
9:00 a.m.
 
 
MINUTES
 
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Jerryl Briggs, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas and Ms. Diane M. Brown.   Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant, was in attendance for a portion of the meeting.
 
MINUTES
 
August 12, 2009 Cabinet minutes were approved.
 
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
 
Mr. Thompson provided an update on various capital projects in progress and on the recent power “Brown outs” in the area, including on the campus, due to the high temperatures and the increased electricity demand on PECO.  The demand was also too great for Lincoln University’s two generators to provide sufficient power to the campus.  Discussions have been held with the Department of General Services (DGS).  DGS has agreed that with the on-going expansion of the campus, two additional generators are needed to provide sufficient power to the entire campus in the case of interruption in PECO’s service.  We will move forward to secure and install the additional generators under current project funding.
 
PRESIDENT
     
DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
 
Staff is currently working on school brochures for recruiting purposes.  The drafts will be presented to the Deans for review and input.
 
The All University Convocation is scheduled for Thursday, September 10th @ 4:00 PM.
 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
Dean Willis requested access cards for the Graduate Center to cut down on waste in the computer lab.
 
Deans Chikwem and Thomas provided updates on activities in their respective schools.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
·        President Nelson stipulated that all overtime must be approved by the Deans and/or Vice Presidents.
 
·        The following draft Lincoln University policies were distributed for review and will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet:
    -       Performance Management and Evaluation
    -        Personnel Requisitioning, Recruitment and Selection
    -        Human Resources Management
 
·        The Wellness Committee was commended on the successful health and wellness event held for employees on Friday, August 21st. 
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
H1N1 Flu – With the government predicting a resurgence of a new form of the H1N1 flu, steps are being taken in an effort to reduce the risk of spread of the flu virus.  SAEM administrators are currently attending a conference regarding the H1N1 Flu and are expected to report on actions suggested by conference conveners.  In the meantime, hand sanitizer has been placed in strategic locations around the campus.
 
The administration has designated a quarantine area and is working on identifying additional space that may be used to accommodate any students having the flu symptoms.
 
Fall 2009 Enrollment (As of August 24, 2009):
 
Vice President Briggs reported that 570 new students are currently on the campus.  The total housing capacity of 1790 is expected to be reached as there is currently a waiting list for housing.  
 
Dean Willis indicated that 399 graduate students have registered thus far for the masters programs.

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

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