President’s Cabinet Meeting
October 8, 2001

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Edward L. McCusker, Vice President Saligrama C. SubbaRao, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum, Jr., Ms. Diane M. Brown

American Council on Education (ACE) - ACE has issued a request urging colleges and universities to provide relief for students called to active duty.  In support of our students and to help the nation in its response to terrorism, Lincoln University will show maximum flexibility to ensure that no service member suffers a loss of funds or educational opportunity because he or she was called to serve.

State universities plan to increase tuition- Local newspapers reported on October 3, 2001, that "Officials will raise tuition at state universities by at least 4 percent - or more if the General Assembly does not increase funding to the schools…  The State System, the governing body for the 14 state-owned universities, could hold a tuition increase to 4 percent if state lawmakers agree to give the system $29.4 million (5.5%) more in state support for the 2002-03 school year."


Fiscal Affairs
Technology - Fundware is scheduled to be on campus this week, Tuesday to Thursday, to install system upgrades. Fundware handles the University's general accounting systems.  The upgrades will allow improved system operation.  Two days of training on the upgraded system will be provided for staff.

Development and External Relations
The drive to encourage 100 percent faculty and staff giving to the University will begin immediately.  An appeal will be made to faculty at the October 9th faculty meeting.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (SAEM)
A small number of resident and commuter students have not been financially cleared and, therefore, will be withdrawn from the University.

As of October 5, 2001:
Total FTE                    1851

The FTE for the Fall 2001 semester will change downward once those who have failed to clear have been removed from the campus and their records purged from the system.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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