President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dean Jerryl Briggs for Vice President William B. Bynum, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  
Cabinet minutes of September 23, 2008 were approved.
Economic Outlook – President Nelson discussed the effect of the failed bailout bill on Lincoln University.  Cabinet was mandated to carefully review spending during this critical time.
Lincoln University Budget Reserve - President Nelson indicated that the necessary budget rescission amounts identified in each division will be deducted from the specified budgets and placed in contingency.  Vice President Merlin presented his worksheet on amounts dedicated to reserve by those reporting to date.  The contingency may be accessed with prior approval from the President for essential expenses not able to be met by the remaining available funds.
Hiring Freeze – A “Request for Hiring Freeze Waiver” must accompany any requests for hire/replacement of personnel.  The form must be completed and forwarded to the President for review/approval prior to submission to the office of Human Resources. 
Campus signage - The proposed signage location plan for the campus was distributed.  The new signage will provide directional information to campus facilities and parking areas.  The new design restricts parking areas and vehicular traffic to the perimeter of the campus.  The new signage will be installed in phases; the first phase will include identification of parking areas.
Vice President Venerable reported on proceedings at the College Board HBCU conference held in Atlanta, GA the past weekend.  One topic of interest was first generation statistics.
PAWS workshops will be taking place in the next two weeks.
The first edition of Lincoln University’s Academic Highlights has been placed on the web site and will be distributed widely in print form.  Copies will be mailed to those on the development mailing list as well as to individuals identified by the division of academic affairs.
Vice President Merlin presented the FY09 Enrollment numbers (reported below in SAEM).
HBCU Queens Pageant – Congratulations to Miss Lincoln University, Brooke Womack, who placed in the top 5 in the National Black Colleges Alumni Hall of Fame’s Competition of Black College Queens pageant held September 28, 2008.
Fall 2008 Enrollment (As of 9/29/08)
Undergraduate students enrolled:             1,980
Graduate students enrolled                          551
          Total                                              2,531
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:15 a.m.

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