President’s Cabinet Meeting
Thursday, September 16, 2010
ATTENDEES: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin,
Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Provost and Senior Vice President Dr.
Grant D. Venerable, Assistant Vice President and Director of Assessment Dr.
Harold Aubrey, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean John O.
Chikwem, Diane M. Brown. Mr. John
Thompson attended for a portion of the meeting.
Cabinet meeting minutes of August 31, 2010 and September 8,
2010 were approved.
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
Mr. Thompson provided the following status report:
Now that most of the
summer work is done we are concentrating on the support of the campus. We also
have 5 projects that are in design with a target start date for the actual work
to be in early May as soon as the students leave.
DGS Project Status
Project 1101-28: This project includes a third 150KV generator and
also some modifications to the distribution of the services. During the 100
degree plus days we discovered that the calculated design voltage was
undersized. The State, PECO and our team are discussing our path forward so we
are still in a design phase.
Project 1101-32 Vail
The HVAC work is coming along very well. Most of the demolition of old
ducts work and the area HVAC units are also complete. The new system is
starting to be installed. December completion is still targeted.
(Grimm) 1101-43 (Wright) and 1101-44 (Library): Demolition in
all of the buildings is on-going. The existing walls at the new entrance to the
Library have been removed. Many of the small unusable spaces in all of the
buildings have also been demolished. The projects are on schedule.
(Landscape) and 1101-46 (Athletics):
To date we have had two construction meetings for the projects. The Point 2, 3,
& 4th contractors are set to get started. The Point 1 contractor
has mobilized but has still not provided the State with the needed
Project 1101-47: The Wellness Project has almost completed the sub
grade of the building. The contractor has had to use various methods to dry the
soil to meet spec. creating a dusty situation at times.
Sub grade and some footers
have been poured; we still have some design issues to be worked out. Brick
selection has not yet occurred.
1. 1101-28-3 Additional Generator = Chris Morris & J.
2. 1101-32 = Joe Urban & J. Thompson
3. 1101-38 (roof repairs) = Joe Urban
4. 1101-39, 43, 44, = Gerry Davis & Joe Urban
5. 1101-45, 46 = Chris Morris & Horticultural Manager
6. 1101-47 = Jim Teal
The grounds will
be addressed by the end of the week.
A request for an
additional sidewalk from Dickey Hall to the area near University Hall has been
requested by us to the State. This will improve the travel of our wheelchair
At times gushing
of some fire hydrants will occur across campus. This is needed to verify there
is sufficient pressure to design the sprinkler systems. Sufficient safety
measure will be employed at these times.
Director Physical Plant.
Harmony Classic – Our student participants in the past weekend’s
“Harmony Classic” in New Haven, CT represented Lincoln University in an
exemplary fashion. Various commendations
have been received from alumni who were in attendance at the football
game. Congratulations to our athletes,
student participants and athletic staff for an outstanding display of class and
Board of Trustees Annual Faculty Awards – LUC-AAUP Chapter membership ratified the Collective
Bargaining Agreement (CBA) language for the Board of Trustee Annual Faculty
LUC-AAUP 2010-11 Officers: President, Dr. Robert Millette; Vice
President, Dr. Ganga Ramdas; Secretary, Dr. Marie Nigro; Treasurer, Mr. Neal
Governor announces $212 million in
budget freezes – The budgets of the
four state-related universities were not included in the recent budget freezes.
PROVOST AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
FORACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
MSCHE Small Team Visit – Discussion regarding the small team visit on
September 24 was held.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Enrollment (As of 09.13.2010):
Policies – The Student Financial Clearance policy was distributed
in draft form. It will be reviewed and
discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet.
being no further business, President
Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:15 a.m.
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