President’s Cabinet Meeting
September 26, 2006
9:00 a.m.


Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Michael B. Hill and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Attending for portion of meeting: Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant.

Draft Cabinet minutes of September 13, 2006 were approved.

Physical Plant Briefing
Mr. Thompson reported that the renovation work on University Hall and Ware Center is on schedule.  Reports were also provided on the repair of the LLC boiler to be undertaken during the winter months and additional painting to be done both inside and outside on the Chapel.  It was also reported that the bids for the Student Union Building renovation project are back.

Fiscal Affairs
Vice President Merlin briefed the Cabinet regarding the status of the Master Lease contract negotiations.  

Cabinet also discussed the needs relative to interim arrangements for housekeeping and security services at the Graduate Center until the Master Lease contract is finalized.  

Academic Affairs
The Student Honors Convocation is scheduled for Thursday, November 2, 2006 @ 11:00 AM.  In addition to the student honors, the Lindback Awards will be presented to faculty recipients on this occasion.

 Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Cabinet approved the following policy statement submitted by Vice President Bynum.

    “Lincoln University of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education does not permit on its main campus, Graduate Center or at any University-sponsored events, the advertisement or solicitation of credit cards.  In addition, this prohibition on advertisement or solicitation is also extended to alcohol or alcohol-related products or merchandise, tobacco or tobacco-related products and merchandise, pornographic or sexually explicit materials, or any other illegal activities or products.”

Fall 2006 Enrollment Statistics as of September 25, 2006
# Undergraduates enrolled
                Returning                    1,164
                New                              709
                     Total                      1,873

# Graduates enrolled    
                Returning                       373
                New                             197
                   Total                          570

    Total UG/G                            2,443

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:10 p.m.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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