President's Cabinet Meeting

September 18, 2000

Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Saligrama C. SubbaRao, Vice President Edward L. McCusker, Vice President William B. Bynum, Mr. Sam Pressley, Mr. William Barber, Dr. Thomas Dickey, Mr. Lloyd Asparagus, Ms. Diane M. Brown

L.U. Endowment Spending and Investment Guidelines - The University is reviewing its policies covering the handling of its investment accounts. Vice President McCusker will submit draft policies to the Business Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees for their consideration.

Commonwealth 2001-2002 Budget Request - Lincoln's 2001-2002 Budget request was submitted to the Commonwealth on September 12, 2000, three days ahead of schedule. The University's request includes a 5% increase over last year's line items in Education & General, Recruitment & Retention, International Affairs, Special Projects and Program Initiatives. Also included is a request for $4,000,000 in technology and $1,500,000 in sciences.

Commonwealth Appointment to Board of Trustees - Dr. Robert L. Albright has been appointed to the Board for a term expiring in August 2002.

Academic Affairs Interim
Vice President SubbaRao informed the Cabinet that the mid-term exams will be postponed to Wednesday and continue through Tuesday of the following week to accommodate the participation of Lincoln's students in the Million Family March in Washington, DC.

Fiscal Affairs A "scope of work" must be developed for the renovations and alterations budgeted for three labs so that the physical plant personnel have a blueprint on what needs to be done to complete the project.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Vice President Bynum announced the anticipated addition of two administrative persons to the SA&EM staff: October 2, 2000 - Mr. Jerryl Briggs, Dean of Students October 16, 2000 - Ms. Rita Myers, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Admissions Statistics - A total of 381 new students were on campus as of September 8, 2000. This represents an 87% yield of the total 436 deposits paid for fall 2000. There were a total of 158 students on campus who had not been financially cleared as of Friday, September 15th. Mr. Barber and Mr. Asparagus were asked to review each individual case to ascertain the probability of these students being cleared for the fall 2000 semester.

Other items on the agenda were for information purposes only.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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