President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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, and Diane M. Brown. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant attended
for a portion of the meeting.
Cabinet meeting minutes of September 22, 2010 were approved.
Mr. Thompson provided the following update:
in the electric side of the Hansberry hot water system detected on Friday was
corrected by noon on Saturday. The system put in place will stay on line until
the boiler plant comes on line in the middle of October. A new system has been
designed and is ready to go out for bid. The new system should be in place just
after the New Year.
heads are still being damaged in student residence hall building 116. Breaks
have occurred in rooms 137 and 233.
and Lincoln University staffs continue to work aggressively towards a solution
for the University’s power issues. A meeting has been requested between all
parties to address each of our parts in the solution. The current design
solution exceeds $1M. Our recommendation is for the current DGS projects plus
some changes on PECO’s part to provide a system that will carry us into the
future. In some ways our growth has out grown the current services.
DGS Project Status
1101-28: N/C This project includes a
third 150KV generator and also some modifications to the distribution of the
services. During the 100 degree plus days we discovered that the calculated
design voltage was undersized. The State, PECO and our team are discussing our
path forward so we are still in a design phase.
1101-32 Vail Hall: The HVAC work is
coming along very well. Piping and duct work in most of the areas is being
installed. The completion target is
still targeted for December.
1101-39 (Grimm) 1101-43 (Wright) and 1101-44 (Library): Demolition in all of the buildings is on
going. The existing walls at the new entrance to the Library have been removed.
Many of the small unusable spaces in all of the buildings have also been
demolished. DGS replaced their PM with a person more experienced at the
1101-45 (Landscape) and 1101-46 (Athletics): To date we have had three
construction meetings for the projects. The Point 2, 3, & 4 contractors are
set to get started. The Point 1 contractor is working on surveying the campus
but their site work contractor is still in question. The landscape contractor
is also not approved at this time. The
electrical contractor is roughing in the underground behind Alumni and Cannon
House. The new walkway from Dickey Hall to the New Science building has been
laid out. Work on it should start soon.
1101-47: The Wellness Project has almost completed the sub-grade of the
building. The contractor had to use various methods to dry the soil to meet
spec. One corner of the buildings footer runs over our existing sanitary line.
We asked them to wait on that section of pour but they went ahead with the
work. L & I has been notified and they will correct the issue at no cost to
the project. Another great catch by our field inspectors.
brick selection must be discussed with the President.
1. 1101-28-3 Additional Generator =
Chris Morris & J. Thompson
2. 1101-32 = Joe Urban & J.
3. 1101-38 (Roof Repairs) = Joe Urban
4. 1101-39, 43, 44, = Gerry Davis &
5. 1101-45, 46 = Chris Morris &
Horticultural Manager (funded position)
6. 1101-47 = Jim Teal (currently on
Still not approved) A request for an additional sidewalk from Dickey Hall to
the area near University Hall has been requested by us to the State. This will
improve the travel of our wheelchair bound students.
additional items for 1101-45 and 46 Landscape/Athletics have been sent to
next items requested will be the additional equipment for 1101-47 Wellness
meeting to discuss the rules and procedures for the Lincoln Bus will be held
this week. Recommendations will be made to Mr. Hill in two weeks.
MSCHE Small Team Visit and Follow Up – Cabinet discussed the September 24
Small Team Visit and possible strategies for moving forward in the area of
assessment of student learning in order to fulfill requirements of MSCHE
Standard 14. The suggestions received
from Professors Kwame and Muzorewa were shared with the group and discussed.
Appointment to the Board of Trustees – The Honorable Robert F. Powelson has been
reappointed to the Lincoln University Board of Trustees for a term expiring
August 31, 2013.
PROVOST AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
FORACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
Barnes Foundation Graduate Courses – Dean Willis indicated that the proposed graduate
courses to be offered at the Barnes Foundation must be revisited due to the fee
LEAPS Forward Grant – Lincoln University has been awarded funding for one
year for the “LEAPS Forward” Grant. The
University will be able to apply for a five-year LEAPS Grant at the end of the
LEAPS Forward grant year.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Enrollment (As of 09.27.2010):
Policies – The Student Financial Clearance policy distributed previously
in draft form was approved by Cabinet. The final draft is to be reviewed by Dean
Thelma Ross for final input prior to implementation.
being no further business, President
Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.
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