President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, September 16, 2009
9:30 a.m.
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Jerryl Briggs, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Ms. Diane M. Brown. 
September 8, 2009, Cabinet minutes were approved.
Future direction - President Nelson and the members of the Cabinet discussed the Board of Trustees’ desires and expectations for the future direction of Lincoln University.  These include higher retention and graduation rates and ranking in the top 10 of the nation’s HBCUs.  Mr. Briggs noted that Lincoln University’s current retention rate of 78% (as of September 16) is up 10% over last year.
2010-11 Budget Request – 2010-11 Budget requests are due at the PA Department of Education by November 12, 2009.  The Department is also requesting the completion of a Supplementary Information Survey on student enrollments; retention and graduation rates, student financial aid and tuition related date; and instructional and non-instructional salary and wage data at that time.
Dean Chikwem indicated that there are some safety/traffic issues at the new science building during the periods when students are dismissed from classes.  Mr. Briggs was asked to look into possible solutions for allowing the students and vehicular traffic to safely and efficiently coexist during these times when the student foot traffic is heaviest.
The Pre-employment Drug Screening requirement was approved by the members of Cabinet.
The admissions staff has begun the recruitment process for the next class of students.  Mr. Briggs also noted that the Sophomore Experience Week was very successful.
Student body headcount (As of 09.14.09)
                           Undergraduate:               2,087
                           Graduate:                          610
                                    Total                    2,697
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:15 p.m.

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