Presidentís Cabinet Meeting
September 24, 2001

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Edward L. McCusker, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Saligrama C. SubbaRao, Vice President William B. Bynum, Jr., Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett, Ms. Diane M. Brown, Vice President Michael B. Hill (portion of meeting)

NASA Awareness Days - The NASA Awareness Day held Thursday, September 20, 2001 at Lincoln University was well attended and received by students and faculty. Congratulations and commendations to the planning team of Dr. Robert Langley, Dean John Chikwem and Vice President Saligrama SubbaRao for the successful planning, coordination and execution of the events of the day.

To further the purpose of the occasion, NASA awarded President Ivory V. Nelson a $25,000 grant for planning and the promotion of science awareness in public schools.

In addition, Lincoln will explore areas to work individually and cooperatively with Cheyney University, which hosted the first day of events on its campus Wednesday, September 19, 2001.

L.U. FY 1999 Official Cohort Default Rate - Lincoln's FY 1999 Cohort Default Rate was 14.1, which is below the 25.0 maximum rate limit. The cohort default rate is based on Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program and/or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans made to students for attendance at Lincoln. The administration will review its current practice of advising students on loan repayment, for inclusion of advisement throughout the students' stay at the University.

Proposals for Title III funding - All proposals for programs requesting Title III funding must be submitted to the appropriate Vice President for review and approval before submission to the Director of Title III.


Fiscal Affairs
Identified issues that have been given priority status include:
 -Enhanced Firewall protection for the University's systems
 -Development of monthly financial statements

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (SAEM)
Lincoln University will be recognized at a program September 25, 2001 for its participation in an American Red Cross Bone Marrow drive earlier in the year.

As of September 24, 2001:
# of undergraduates cleared = 1276
# of undergraduates not cleared = 214

Undergraduate FTE = 1443
Graduate FTE =            423
Total FTE                    1866

The FTE number will change depending on the number of students who are able to clear financially by the stipulated deadline.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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