President’s Cabinet Meeting
August 29, 2006
9:00 a.m.


Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Michael B. Hill, and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Attending for portion of meeting: Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant.

Draft Cabinet minutes of August 22, 2006 were approved.

Professional Educator Programs at Lincoln University
The Pennsylvania Department of Education Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation has continued the Conditional approval status of the professional educator programs at Lincoln for one year.  With this approval the Pennsylvania Department of Education agrees to consider for certification those persons recommended by Lincoln University.  This action is based on the Department’s follow up review conducted March 2006.  The University’s response to concerns contained in the team report must be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by January 19, 2007.  

Title III Part B Grant
President Nelson asked that the vice presidents incorporate a retention focus into their Title III budgets.  He also stressed the importance of the gradual transfer over of Title III supported salaries to institutional department budgets over the period of future Title III grants.

Graduate and Continuing Education Center
Cabinet discussed the status of maintenance/clean up needs at the Lincoln University Graduate and Continuing Education Center in Philadelphia.  Projects underway to be accomplished immediately include painting and/or plastering of the hallway and 13 classrooms on the 1st floor, cleaning of the 1st floor flooring, and repair of the elevator (reported to have been completed as of the morning of 9/29/06).  In addition, Physical Plant was given authorization to purchase tables and chairs needed for the classrooms.
Fiscal Affairs

Fiscal Management
It was noted that for the first during Dr. Nelson’s presidency, Lincoln University did not have to utilize its line of credit to meet operational obligations.  This is a significant accomplishment which speaks well to the fiscal management of the University’.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Vice President Bynum reported that there are currently 43 open beds on campus.  Cabinet agreed that VP Bynum should review the status of students remaining on the waiting list to determine the possibility of allowing their return and use of the spaces.  Determination will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Fall 2006 Enrollment Statistics as of August 29, 2006

# of Undergraduates enrolled
Returning                                    1,195
New                                              714

# of Graduates enrolled    
Returning                                       357
New                                             215

    Total UG/G                            2,481

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:15 a.m.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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