October 4, 2011
Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President for
Fiscal Affairs Howard E. Merlin, Dean Thelma Ross for Executive Vice President
Michael B. Hill, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Diane M. Brown
of the September 27, 2011 Cabinet Meeting were accepted with revision.
The Pennsylvania Senate
– Faculty and student participants for the panel to testify before the Committee
were discussed. Dean Thomas was asked to
contact the students to ascertain their availability. .
Faculty, students and staff are encouraged to attend this important
– Move in day for the library staff is scheduled for October 5, 2011.
University proposed Football Schedule for 2012 and 2013 – Dean Ross will solicit input
from the division of Student Life prior to coming to a final decision relative
to the date for the 2012 Homecoming.
Use – The
Department of General Services (DGS) has approved the use of $5,000,000 from
future landscaping projects to address Lincoln University’s increased
electrical needs realized by the vast expansion of university facilities in the
of Education new regulation
– A new regulation “requiring institutions that participate in the student
financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education
Act of 1965, to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title
IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a
recognized occupation” became effective July 1, 2011. Dean Ross informed the
group that, Lincoln University does not fall into the category of those required
to report this information.
FOR FISCAL AFFAIRS
Merlin indicated that 125 or more new spring admits will be needed in order to
meet the budget. Dean Ross assured the
Cabinet that the admissions staff will certainly strive to achieve this goal,
but stressed that achievement will be difficult.
Science Fair – Dean Chikwem informed the
group that the Science Fair will be held Saturday, October 22, 2011. Dr. Chikwem is considering moving the Fair to
the ICC due to the large number of student participants expected this year.
– President Nelson asked Dean Thomas to provide a written status report on
Lincoln University’s progress in the NCATE accreditation process.
Bridge – Dean
Ross requested and was granted authorization to begin admitting students to the
2012 Summer Bridge program.
Consideration for admittance may be given to students not meeting both
GPA and SAT requirements if evaluation warrants. This may result in a greater number of participants
in the program and, therefore, necessitate additional funding dollars.
being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.
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