President’s Cabinet Meeting
October 3, 2006
9:00 a.m.


Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean Judith A. W. Thomas for Vice President Grant D. Venerable and Ms. Diane M. Brown.

Draft Cabinet minutes of September 26, 2006 were approved.

The Spellings Report
The Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU) has scheduled a panel discussion during its Annual Meeting in Hershey, PA, October 8-9, 2006 on the issues raised in the draft report of the Commission appointed by Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education.  President Nelson will represent the Commonwealth universities on the panel.

Collective Bargaining
Cabinet discussed the upcoming union negotiations to be entered into with the various campus constituencies.

Academic Affairs
Dean Thomas briefed the Cabinet regarding the PDE meeting scheduled for October 23, 2006 and the First Year Experience (FYE) classes.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

The RFP for marching band uniforms was issued and proposals are due today.   

Implementation of the “One Card” system is moving forward, as is installation of the security cameras.

Vice President Bynum reported that the current enrollment numbers will not change significantly as most of our students have been able to make arrangements to satisfy their financial obligations to the University.  

Fall 2006 Enrollment Statistics as of September 27, 2006

# Undergraduates enrolled
            Returning                    1,162
            New                              709
                Total                       1,871

# Graduates enrolled    
            Returning                       373
            New                              196
                Total                          569

    Total UG/G                        2,440

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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