August 28, 2007
Vail Hall Board
President Ivory V. Nelson,
Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Howard E.
Merlin, Dean Gladys J.
Willis for Vice President Grant D. Venerable and Ms. Diane M. Brown. (Attending for portion of meeting: Mr.
Director of Physical Plant)
Minutes of August 21, 2007 Cabinet meeting were approved.
Fencing & Gates
– The gates to be placed at campus entrances are currently in the
phase and will be installed as soon as they are completed.
Signs have been ordered and will be placed on
Mary Dod Brown Chapel
– Renovations to the Chapel are complete except for the construction of
ramp and installation of the new front door.
The ramp will be constructed with brick masonry and should be
by the end of November.
Board – Contractor is scheduled to begin construction of the
week of September 3-7.
– The Certificate of Occupancy is expected to be issued this week. Once it is received, locks must be changed
and the process of installing computers, labs and phones will begin.
University Hall –
The Certificate of Occupancy is expected Friday, August 31st. There are still some questions surrounding
the water pressure to the building.
Gymnasium – We have received the approval to proceed with repair of
to the mechanical room caused by the water main break.
HVAC – Work is
still being performed in the library, gym and Dickey Hall.
Roofing Projects –
Work on the roofing projects will begin late 2007 or early 2008. Buildings include Vail Hall, Lincoln Hall,
Hall (Security building) and the Maintenance building and shop.
Student Union Building – The
contractor has indicated that renovations are on schedule for
completion by the
end of November.
Lincoln Hall –
Elevator has been out of service for the past 2 weeks, but it is
expected to be
up by the end of the day, Tuesday, September 4th.
Memorial Library – The project will go out to bid as soon as the
released by the Budget office.
International Cultural Center (ICC)
– Bids are expected to go out
late November or early December. The
estimated construction start date is December 15, 2007.
– DGS is in the process of evaluating the bids.
Construction start date is estimated at November 1, 2007. Groundbreaking ceremony will be scheduled for
3020 Lincoln Plaza
Center) – The
second floor has been
completely cleared. The goal is for Lincoln University to move into this
space during the December/January holidays.
Softball Field –
Bids are due August 30, 2007.
Campus Alert Systems
Mr. Hill informed the Cabinet that the RFP has been issued
for the siren alarm system.
The division of Student Affairs has also begun the process
of collecting cell phone numbers for the implementation of utilizing
phones as a means of alerting students to emergency situations.
A text messaging systems is also being investigated.
The Self Study Task Force has suggested a possible revision
to the University’s Vision Statement.
Cabinet agreed that the change does not change the Vision
rather clarifies the university’s vision.
The suggested change will,
however, require the approval of the Board of Trustees.
Dean Willis reported that classes are full and additional adjunct
professors have been hired to accommodate the need.
Student Affairs and Enrollment
Negotiations with the Police union have resulted in a
collectively bargained agreement which was sent to members for vote. Vote expected to take place the week of
Enrollment Data for fall 2007 (as of August 28, 2007)
# First-time freshmen enrolled ………………………………………………..
# Returning students enrolled ………………………………………………..
Undergraduate Students Enrolled 2066
# Graduate students enrolled …………………………………………………
There being no further business, President Nelson
adjourned the meeting at 11:00 a.m.
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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