Tuesday, September 20, 2011
9:00 a.m.
International Cultural Center
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson; Fiscal Vice President Howard E. Merlin; Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill; Dean John O. Chikwem; Dean Judith A.W. Thomas; Ms. Diane M. Brown.
2011 HBCU Conference - President Nelson briefed the attendees on the White House Initiative 2011 HBCU Conference that he attended September 19th in Washington, DC.  Lincoln University was named by John Wilson as one of the HBCUs on the rise and making positive advancements.
2012-13 Budget Request - Lincoln University’s 2012-2013 Budget Request is due at the Pennsylvania Department of Education on Friday, September 23rd.  The Department of Education has requested that the following be addressed in the University’s budget request: 
 - Efforts to Address Increase in Tuition and Fees
 - Overview of Purpose and Utilization for Each Request
- Enhancing/Upgrading Instruction or Administrative Technology
-  Increasing Faculty Classroom Time (Student Contact Hours) Relative to Undergraduate Education
-  Implementation of Fiscal Accountability and Administrative Cost Efficiencies
New Residence Hall - Vice President Merlin was asked to continue working on a financial plan for construction of a new residence hall. 
EVP Hill informed the group that priority plans have been developed for both the Visual Arts and Business and Entrepreneurial Centers of Excellence.  The Centers’ faculty are working on plans for uniformity of delivery, intervention for students exhibiting difficulty with the course work, and achievement measures.
VP Merlin presented the FY12 Enrollment data as of September 16, 2011.  A larger number of students entering in spring 2012 than originally anticipated is needed to help overcome the shortfall in income calculated on enrollment.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:15 a.m.
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