President’s Cabinet Meeting
October 10, 2005
Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard
E. Merlin, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Grand D. Venerable,
Ms. Sandy Yates for Vice President Michael Hill and Ms. Diane M. Brown.
Attending for portion of meeting: Mr. John Thompson
October 10, 2005 Cabinet meeting minutes were approved.
Physical Plant Briefing
Updates were provided on the status of the HVAC, asbestos, security cameras
and Graduate Center floor projects.
The base bid for the HVAC project came in higher than the project
budget. In order to bring the project within budget, consideration
will be made to only install air conditioning in the sanctuary of the Mary
Dod Brown Chapel instead of the whole building.
Eighteen contractors have responded to the University’s bid package for the
The installation of security cameras on the main campus and at the
Graduate Center will cost the University $165,000 over four years.
The cost of installing security cameras at the Graduate Center is approximately
$33,00 of the total. The Graduate Center installation is a priority
Lincoln University Capital Projects
The Cabinet reviewed the status and priority of projects included on the
capital projects list. The possibility of using Title III carryover
funds for some of the academic needs will be reviewed.
Commonwealth Funding of Dormitories
The University has recently received confirmation of a long standing policy
within the Governor’s Office that Capital Budget funds may not be utilized
for dormitory construction. Universities have been funding construction
of dormitory facilities through a Revenue Bond or public/private partnerships
with developers who construct the dorm facility and then lease or rent back
to the University.
Workforce Advancement Grant for Education (WAGE) Program
The PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has implemented the WAGE
program to benefit adult students who may face financial barriers in pursuing
higher education opportunities. PHEAA is funding the program from its
operating revenues at no cost to the taxpayers. Ten million dollars
will be available annually for the next five years. Lincoln University
has been awarded a WAGE allocation of $24,824 for the 2005-06 academic year.
Development and External Relations
A briefing on the Alumni Relations Director search and Homecoming activities
was provided. It was noted that the Memorial Service for Dr. H. Alfred
Farrell has been scheduled on Homecoming at 2:00 PM in the Mary Dod Brown
Chapel. As this is during the time of the parade, every effort will
be made to accommodate the Memorial service and the parade with little disruption
to either event.
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
President Nelson commended SGA President Erica Campbell and her officers
for their implementation of the SGA Adopt-A-Spot Program to assist in the
upkeep and beautification of the campus. Ms. Campbell and her executive
board have proven to be a positive impact on the student body.
The PDE report is due November 4, 2005
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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