President's Cabinet Meeting

October 2, 2000

Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Saligrama C. SubbaRao, Vice President Edward L. McCusker, Vice President William B. Bynum, Mr. Jonathan Harding, Mr. Jerryl Briggs, Mr. William Barber, Ms. Diane M. Brown

Middle States Self-study Report, 1998 - Several recommendations were contained in the Report prepared by the Middle States Evaluation Team. Interim Vice President SubbaRao will work with the Deans to address the recommendations of the Team.

District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant - Lincoln has received the signed Program Participation Agreement making its D.C. residents eligible to participate in this program. Inquiries will be made to determine the guidelines of the grant and the possible impact of the grant on the current semester tuition. All students who reside in D.C. will be notified of the availability of these funds.

NCAA Foundation Academic Achievement Awards - The NCAA Foundation, in a joint effort with USA TODAY, has established a significant new Academic Achievement Awards Program. The Award will recognize superior graduation success among student athletes. Coach Cyrus Jones will be made aware of this new recognition program.

Fiscal Affairs - Mr. John Thompson will join the University as Director of Physical Plant on Monday, October 9, 2000.

Lincoln's 2001-2002 Capital Budget Request was submitted to the PA Department of Education on September 29, 2000. The University's top 10 priority projects are: Communications and Electrical Distribution System Replacement, Upgrade or Replacement of Sewer Treatment Plant, Communications Infrastructure, Steam Boiler Replacement, Campus Lighting, Water Distribution Upgrade, Asbestos Abatement, Renovation of Wright Hall Classrooms & Laboratories, Life Science Building Ventilation Upgrades to Laboratory Areas, and Renovation of Ware Center for Theater Arts.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Lincoln is looking into the possibility of participating in the Pennsylvania State Agility Program (motorcycle program). Under this program, the State would possibly establish a parking lot (unpaved) on the University's campus.

MISCELLANEOUS The Divisions of Student Affair and Academic Affairs will each lease a 47-passenger bus to help provide transportation for Lincoln students to attend the Million Family March. A formal notice will be sent to the University Community stating that, for any program associated with the University, no person will be authorized to begin work unless they have the written authorization of the respective vice president.

Other items on the agenda were for information purposes only.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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