President’s Cabinet Meeting
September 13, 2006
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.
Draft Cabinet minutes of September 5, 2006 were approved.
Physical Plant Briefing
Mr. Thompson informed Cabinet that the Township has approved the International
Cultural Center and new Science Building height variances.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Members of the Lincoln University staff and faculty are scheduled to attend
the Commission’s annual conference December 6-8, 2006 in Philadelphia.
Special sessions for Institutions in Self-Study are on the conference schedule.
Internal Audit Reports
The Cabinet was provided with copies of audit reports for Petty Cash Funds
and Purchasing/Accounts Payable Activity prepared by Lincoln University’s
Internal Auditor. The Petty Cash audit found all petty cash funds to
be in general compliance with the University policies and procedures.
The audit of Purchasing/Accounts Payable activity found that policies and
procedures are being adhered to and bid waiver procedures are being observed.
State Board of Education Chapter 31
The PA Department of Education has completed the regulatory review process
to update State Board of Education 22 PA Code, Chapter 31, General Provisions,
which set the definitions and minimum requirements for all degree-granting
institutions in the Commonwealth. The divisions of Student Affairs
& Enrollment Management and Academic Affairs were charged with reviewing
the provisions to ascertain any areas that Lincoln University may need to
bring into compliance.
New Federal Student Aid Available
The Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005, which was signed into law
February 8, 2006, creates two new grant programs for students: Academic Competitiveness
Grants (ACG) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent
(SMART). For both programs, students must be Pell Grant eligible, U.S.
citizens. Lincoln University has received an initial allocation for
SMART for nine students. A review of student applications must
be conducted to determine whether any students are eligible for ACG.
Vice President Merlin briefed the Cabinet regarding the status of the Master
Lease contract negotiations.
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.
A letter will be sent today to those students showing a substantial balance
on their accounts.
Fall 2006 Enrollment Statistics as of September 7, 2006
# Undergraduates enrolled
# Graduates enrolled
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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