President’s Cabinet Meeting
September 18, 2007
9:00 AM
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Attending for portion of meeting: Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant
 
Minutes
Minutes of September 4, 2007 Cabinet meeting were approved.
 
Physical Plant Update
 
Manuel Rivero Gymnasium – Repair of damage caused by main line break will require approximately 4 months.  The insurance company has authorized replacement with all new and updated equipment.
 
Ware Center & University Hall – Faculty will be moved into offices once computers and phone systems have been installed.  The quotes for computers have been submitted to DGS.  However, the labs in the modules will continue to be used until the new labs are properly outfitted.
 
New Science Building – A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Saturday, November 17 when the Board of Trustees will meet.
 
Library Renovations – Pre-bid Conference has been scheduled for October 9, 2007 at Lincoln University.  The bid opening date is set for October 31, 2007 @ 1:00 PM.
 
International Cultural CenterOctober 17, 2007 has been set for the bid opening.
 
3020 Lincoln Plaza – Overall building demolition is complete with cleanup and minor selective demolition ongoing.  The Lincoln University 4th floor is scheduled for completion by November 28, 2007 and construction of the Lincoln University 3rd floor is expected to be completed by December 5, 2007.  Lincoln University must move from its temporary space on the first floor by December 15, 2007.  The directors of Physical Plant and Information Technology will coordinate the move.
 
 
Fiscal Affairs
 
Agreement on a new contract has been reached with the Maintenance and Housekeeping unions.
 
The Department of the Auditor General has issued its Independent Auditor’s Report for the statement of appropriations earned of Lincoln University for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006.  The Auditor General stated “In our opinion, the accompanying statement of appropriation earned presents fairly, in all material respects, the earned appropriation of Lincoln University for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006, on the basis of accounting described in Note 2.”
 
Moody’s affirmed Lincoln University’s A3 Underlying Rating: Outlook is stable
 
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 
Avon Grove High School has agreed to host Lincoln University’s home football games in Fall 2008 at its football stadium. 
 
Enrollment Data for fall 2007 (as of September 18, 2007)
 
# First-time freshmen enrolled ………………………………………………..        678
# Returning students enrolled ………………………………………………..       1287
                   Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled                                                1965
 
# Graduate students enrolled …………………………………………………       537
 
                   Total Student Body                                                                             2502
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:15 p.m.
 
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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