President’s Cabinet Meeting
September 5, 2006
9:00 a.m.


Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Mr. Steve Carol for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett for Vice President Michael B. Hill, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.

Draft Cabinet minutes of August 29, 2006 were approved.

Security Surveillance Needs
President Nelson stressed the importance of the installation of security surveillance cameras in various locations on campus for the safety of our students.  The Chief of Campus Security is to take the lead in coordinating the purchase and installation of the cameras.  The University’s Title III budget is to be looked at as a possible source for funding this project.

Emergency Preparedness
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina last year and 9/11 five years ago, College Misericordia has made available to all colleges and universities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Ready Campus program.  The Program is intended to assist colleges and universities in becoming prepared for a natural or human-made disaster.  The manual for Ready Campus, developed by the internationally renowned, emergency preparedness firm of James Lee Witt Associates and Misericordia, and underwritten by the Department of Homeland Security, can be downloaded in Adobe PDF format at    

Fiscal Affairs
Due to the enhanced E911 telephone system, the University must designate street names for all campus locations.  The Vice presidents were asked to get back to President Nelson within the next week with their suggestions as to possible street designations.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Vice President Bynum provided enrollment statistics as of September 5, 2006.  Final enrollment figures will be determined after September 30, 2006, which is the University’s extended deadline for student financial clearance.  

Fall 2006 Enrollment Statistics as of September 5, 2006

# of Undergraduates enrolled
Returning                                    1,163
New                                              721

# of Graduates enrolled    
Returning                                       363
New                                              217

    Total UG/G                             2,464

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 10:45 a.m.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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