President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President William B. Bynum, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  
 
MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of September 30, 2008 were approved.
 
PRESIDENT
 
President Nelson complimented the Lincoln University students for their behavior and performance both on and off the field at the game between the Lions and Bowie State on Saturday.  He has received many positive comments regarding the conduct of Lincoln’s students and fans.
 
Economic Outlook – President Nelson stressed again the importance of carefully managing spending during this critical time.  The state is projecting a possible $3 billion tax shortfall which may affect Lincoln’s appropriation.
 
Emergency Response Plan – The vice presidents were asked to review the current Emergency Response Plan in place for Lincoln University.  A special meeting will be held to discuss implementation of specific procedures and action plans in the event of emergency situations.
 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
The Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation is seeking proposals for its Minority Junior Faculty Award Program.  Vice President Venerable will share the announcement with the faculty.  The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, February 2, 2009.
 
Vice President Venerable will be attending the MSCHE retreat on “Fostering a Campus Culture of Assessment, February 2, 2009.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Cabinet discussed draft policy statements on Substance Abuse Prevention and No Smoking and Tobacco Use.  Comments offered at the meeting will be reviewed with the Director of Human Resources before any possible revisions are made to the policy statements.  The policies will be given further review and consideration prior to adoption.
 
Vice President Merlin presented the FY09 Enrollment numbers as of October 3, 2008 (reported below in SAEM).  The enrollments are currently in line with budgeted numbers.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Homecoming activities have been scheduled the week of October 12-19, 2008.  The University is expecting a larger than usual number of people to participate in this year’s activities.  Additional parking will be made available in the Elkdale Road lot.
 
Dr. Frank “Tick” Coleman was recently featured on NBC10’s “Game Changers.”  Also appearing were members of the athletics staff and a student athlete.  The NBC10 feature is another positive marketing piece for Lincoln University coming as a result of the new football program.
 
Vice President Bynum indicated that a small number of students will be given notice that they must vacate by the weekend.  These students are being administratively withdrawn due to balances owed on their student accounts.
 
Fall 2008 Enrollment (As of 10/03/08)
 
Undergraduate students enrolled:               1,973
Graduate students enrolled                           551
          Total                                               2,524
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:15 a.m.