President’s Cabinet Meeting

October 10, 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, Vice President Grant D. Venerable and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Attending for portion of meeting:  Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant.


Draft Cabinet minutes of October 3, 2006 were approved.

Physical Plant Update

The installation of security cameras is 60% complete.  Wiring for this project is 50% complete.

Key locations for the one-key system are expected to be operational within a month.

The Chapel renovations are expected to be complete in approximately another month.

A recent Chester County Conservation Agency inspection yielded no findings for soil and erosion.

Traffic Study

The Lower Oxford Township recently voted to complete the Traffic Light application requested by PENNDOT to place a traffic light on the main entrance to Lincoln University.  The application will also ask PENNDOT to consider a roundabout in lieu of a traffic signal at this location.

Fiscal Affairs

The draft lock replacement policy presented to Cabinet will be revised to incorporate suggestions made by Cabinet.  The revised draft will be resubmitted to Cabinet for review prior to adoption.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

President Nelson instructed the divisions of Fiscal Affairs and Student Affairs & Enrollment Management to begin immediately the process to address recent issues detected n the dining facilities.

Kudos to Michael Taylor and the undergraduate admissions staff, and Jernice Lea and the graduate admissions staff on achieving the following history making milestones for Lincoln University.

Fall 2006 student body:

-    Largest overall University student body enrollment in history (2,440 vs. last year’s mark of 2,278)

-    Largest new undergraduate student class in University history (714 vs. 708 last year)

-   Largest undergraduate student body in University history (1871 vs. 1714 set last year)

-   Largest graduate student body in University history (569 vs. 564 last year)

There being no further business
, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:30 p.m.


Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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