President’s Cabinet Meeting
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
9:00 a.m.
 
 
MINUTES
 
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Provost and Senior Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean John O. Chikwem, Assistant Vice President and Director of Assessment Harold Aubrey, Associate Provost for Student Development F. Carl Walton, Interim Dean of Students and Director of Financial Aid Thelma Ross, and Diane M. Brown.  Bursar Lloyd Asparagus attended for a portion of the meeting.
 
MINUTES
 
Cabinet meeting minutes of September 16, 2010 were approved.
   
PRESIDENT
 
AGB Report on Assessment of Student Learning – The Report “How Boards Oversee Educational quality: A Report on a Survey on Boards and the Assessment of Student Learning” was distributed.  President Nelson would like the report to be shared with all faculty members.
 
Project Funding Approved – Governor Rendell has approved Project No. DGS 1101-48: Renovate John Miller Dickey Hall for funding in the amount of $20,000,000.  The allocation includes $16,000,000 for Base Construction and $4,000,000 for Design and Contingencies.
 
House Bill No. 2291 -  The Capital Budget Act for 2010-2011 recently passed by the Commonwealth includes $67,500,000 for Lincoln University as follows:
 
 
PROJECT BASE, DESIGN, CONTINGENCIES FURNITURE
Vail Hall Renovations $15,000,000 $2,000,000
Lincoln Hall Renovation 20,000,000 2,000,000
Renovate Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall  7,000,000 1,500,000
Renovate Cresson Hall     20,000,000  
TOTAL 62,000,000 5,500,000
 
 
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
 
Fall Enrollment (As of 09.20.2010):
 
Undergraduate                1,812
Graduate                           563
   TOTAL                       2,375
   
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Policies – The Student Financial Clearance policy distributed previously in draft form was discussed and revisions suggested.   The final draft will be reviewed and discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet.
 
Financial Clearance Letter – The University’s Financial Clearance Letter will be sent out under the signature of the Vice President for Fiscal Affairs after review and approval by the Cabinet.
Lincoln University Travel Policy – Vice President Merlin presented to the Cabinet a possible plan to better facilitate the process for payment and reporting of travel and expenses by Lincoln University employees.  The proposal included the use of a “OneCard” credit card.
 
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.

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