President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, August 27,
Vail Hall Board Room
Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice
President William B. Bynum,
President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Michael B. Hill and Ms.
Brown. Mr. John Thompson, Director of
Physical Plant attended for a portion of the meeting.
Cabinet minutes of August 20,
2008 were approved.
Cabinet engaged in a lengthy
discussion on the academic goals established for the University. President Nelson has set the following goals
to be achieved in the next three years:
Retention Rate (Freshman to Sophomore)
20 Ranking (The latest U.S. News &
University at 27
among HBCUs, up from 32
Title III – Vice Presidents were asked to work with Dr.
develop the Additional Funding Proposal as soon as possible. Priority focus should include retention,
assessment and teacher education.
2008-2009 Scholarship Funding – Lincoln University’s
2008-2009 Scholarship Budget totals $3,373,500.
This does not include private and endowed scholarships. Of the $3,373.500, 83.5% ($2,815,000) is
awarded in areas other than athletics.
Mr. Thompson provided an update
on the status of on-going capital projects.
Bids have been received in
response to the RFP to evaluate five campus buildings for structural
stability. Mr. Thompson was instructed
to move forward with the selected contractor.
The antenna for the Electronic
Sign will be moved to the roof of Lincoln Hall once the roofing project
that building has been completed.
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Sophomore Year Experience – The two activities held
thus far have
been very well attended by our students.
Early Monitoring Alert Program (EMAP) – Copies of the
Manual were distributed to members of Cabinet.
“The philosophy of the EMAP is to provide academic enrichment
to students who are in jeopardy of academic failure and/or academic
due to their cumulative grade point average and/or completion rate.” The program will be a collaborative effort
between SAEM and Academic Affairs.
Support services will include Peer Tutor Study Sessions (PTSS),
department tutoring, academic enrichment workshops, self assessment
tools, living and learning study halls along with various additional
and incentive based components. The
program will be open for enrollment to eligible students September
10-12. Ms. Rita Myers is the EMAP Director
been asked to provide the academic deans with a briefing of the program.
Fall 2008 Enrollment
Registered Returning Students (8/20/08)
Students to Date (8/27/08)
Grand Total to Date: 1433 Returning + 1074
New = 2507
Fall 2009 Enrollment Number:
Residence Life/Housing Statistics (As of August 19, 2008)
Total Housing Capacity
1,768 (All available spaces have
Housing wait list: 75 males
Graduate Admission Statistics for fall 2008 (as
of August 26, 2008)
# Graduate applications received for fall 2008………………………………. 591
# Graduate applications received for fall 2007………………………………. 511
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2008…………………………….….... 380
# Graduate students admitted for fall 2007………………………………..…
Assessment - Vice President Venerable distributed the
assessment templates that have been developed following the
during the Faculty Conference, August 14 and 15.
BS (Nursing) - Dean Chikwem has begun discussions with
colleagues to ascertain the best possible path for establishing a BS
nursing at Lincoln
The first draft of the proposed
“Substance Abuse Prevention” policy was presented for review.
Vice President Merlin shared the
draft proposed Wellness Program that is being considered for Lincoln employees.
A wireless study will be
undertaken at the Graduate Center in Philadelphia.
There being no further business, President
Nelson adjourned the meeting at 1:00 p.m.
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