President’s Cabinet Meeting
October 11, 2011
9:00 A.M.
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs Howard E. Merlin, Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Diane M. Brown
Minutes of the October 4, 2011 Cabinet Meeting were accepted with noted revision.
University Priorities - President Nelson led an in depth discussion regarding the focus for the University this semester relative to the priorities established by the Board of Trustees.  Particulars in the academic area included the use of Desire2Learn and GradesFirst to monitor the academic progress of our students.  Financial support for the Summer Bridge Program was also discussed.
NCAA Compliance Report – the NCAA Division II committee on Infractions has approved Lincoln University’s annual compliance report dated August 31, 2011.
Employee Benefit Plan – The University is considering whether it would be beneficial to its employees to look into the possibility of offering additional options for its 403(b) plan. 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.

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