President’s Cabinet Meeting
Monday, September 15, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
 
   
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson,  Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean John O. Chikwem and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  
 
MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of September 2, 2008 were approved.
 
PRESIDENT
 
DGS Capital Projects - The Department of General Services has notified the University that Lincoln’s request to release $4,000,000 for furniture and equipment funds for the Library renovation has been processed.  The request to release $3,000,000 for approval of furniture and equipment funds for the Wright Hall renovation project has also been processed.
 
Economic issues – The current economic issue (drop in the stock market) facing the nation and the possible impact on Lincoln University was discussed
 
PA Virtual High School Study Commission – Vice President Venerable was asked to designate a representative from Lincoln University to serve on this Commission.  The Commission is charged with “examining the feasibility and costs associated with creating a state-operated, internet-based Pennsylvania Virtual High School that will give our secondary students access to expanded curriculum and services.”
 
Committee on Higher Education Regulations of the PA State Board of Education – Vice President Hill was asked to attend an upcoming Roundtable discussion for review of Chapter 33 (College and University Security) and Chapter 34 (Branch Campuses for State Supported Institutions).
 
Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS) – Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett has been designated to represent Lincoln University at discussion meetings about this new statewide initiative to expand Pennsylvania’s preK-12 data systems to public postsecondary institutions in the state.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Vice President Merlin presented the FY09 Enrollment numbers (reported below in SAEM).
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
The University’s “Tailgating Policies & Procedures” were approved and adopted by the Cabinet.
   
Fall 2008 Enrollment
 
Undergraduate students enrolled:                  2,062
Graduate students enrolled                              556
          Total                                                  2,618
 
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:15 a.m.

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