President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
ATTENDEES: President Ivory V. Nelson, Provost and Senior Vice President
Grant D. Venerable, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean Thelma Ross for Executive
Vice President Michael B. Hill, Assistant Vice President of Academic Assessment
Harold Aubrey, Associate Provost for
Student Development F. Carl Walton, and Diane M. Brown. Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical
Plant, attended a portion of the meeting.
Cabinet meeting minutes of October 5, 2010 were approved.
PHYSICAL PLANT UPDATE
Mr. Thompson provided the following capital projects briefing report:
DGS work is starting to pick up everywhere on campus. It is not too soon for us to come up with
plans to cover this year’s event. If space needs to be reserved we should get
our reservations in now. (NOTE: Rivero Hall Mall is first preference
for Commencement site.)
are still working with PECO and DGS to develop a solution to our power issues.
Most of the plan hinges on what PECO will agree to do for us.
We will continue to use
temporary lighting until the problem is resolved.
heating season is upon us, the plan is to bring the small boiler up on Saturday
DGS Project Status
1101-28: N/C This project includes a third 150KV
generator and also some modifications to the distribution of the services. The
recent developments with PECO are being considered and they must be taken into
account with our new design.
1101-32 Vail Hall: The HVAC work is coming along very well.
Piping and duct work in most of the areas is being installed. The targeted completion remains to be for
December. (The building is not being renovated – HVAC system is being installed.)
1101-39 (Grimm) 1101-43 (Wright) and 1101-44 (Library): Demolition in all of the buildings is
ongoing. The existing walls at the new entrance to the Library have been removed.
Many of the small unusable spaces in all of the buildings have also been
demolished. (September 2011 completion date is anticipated. Furniture vendor for the Library has been
1101-45 (Landscape) and 1101-46 (Athletics): Work continues to take place at various
locations throughout the campus. We are working with the Point 1 contractor to
hold off on the earthwork around the existing athletic fields. The Point 1
contractor is in a position where they are reluctant to postpone some of the
work, so we will continue to negotiate until the end of our season.
Wellness Project has poured most of the main building footers and the sub
grades are complete.
1. 1101-28-3 Additional
Generator = Chris Morris & J. Thompson
2. 1101-32 = Joe Urban & J.
3. 1101-38 (Roof Repairs) = Joe
4. 1101-39, 43, 44, = Gerry
Davis & Joe Urban
5. 1101-45, 46 = Chris Morris
& Horticultural Manager (funded position)
6. 1101-47 = Jim Teal
Still not approved) A request for an additional sidewalk from Dickey Hall to
the area near University Hall has been requested by us to the State. This will
improve the travel of our wheelchair bound and students.
additional items for 1101-45 and 46 Landscape/Athletics have been sent to
next items requested will be the additional equipment for 1101-47 Wellness
are still working on the rules and procedures for the Lincoln Bus. Our
recommendations will be made to Mr. Hill in a few weeks.
Pedestrian foot path – Physical Plant will pain and rope
off a pedestrian fool path from the Science Building to Dickey Hall so that
students and vehicles can safely share the road.
Theatre safety ledge
– Installation is in progress.
– Plans have been shared with Thompson Hospitality.
Standard 14 – Provost Venerable distributed the “Program
Assessment Target List” listing the undergraduate and graduate programs to be
targeted first for compliance with Standard 14.
Dr. Venerable also provided a “Strategic Update on Reaching Compliance
with Middle States Standard 14.”
GradesFirst – President Nelson expressed the importance of faculty
taking advantage of the GradesFirst Program to identify students who may be
struggling academically. The Fall 2010
Newsletter showed that not all faculty, advisor and students have activated
Mayoral Initiatives – President Nelson distributed copies of education
strategies and goals for the City of Philadelphia which he received at the
Mayor’s meeting with College and University Presidents on Wednesday, October
6th. He stated that Lincoln University
will play an integral role in the attainment of the City’s educational goals.
PROVOST & SENIOR
VP FOR ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
Grants – Provost Venerable will be issuing a memo to faculty informing them
of the decision to provide faculty development grants only for grants dealing
with classroom learning.
VP FOR FISCAL AFFAIRS
Policies – The final Student Financial Clearance letter will
only be sent to those students who have not financially cleared. These students will be permitted to complete
the 2010 fall semester and will receive credit for courses completed. However, they will not be permitted to return
for the spring 2011 semester unless financial clearance has been achieved. A notice will be posted in residence halls
informing students that they will not have to leave the campus on October 15 if
not cleared, as was previously indicated.
American Express Reconciliations – VP Merlin will issue a letter to travelers who have
not submitted all required paperwork informing them of University and IRS
policies in this regard.
Cabinet discussed the proposed Tuition and Fees
schedule for the Bachelor of Human Services Program/Academic Year
2010-2011. A resolution setting the BHS
fee at the same level as the MHS fees will be presented to the Board of
Trustees for approval at its November 2010 meeting.
being no further business, President
Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:45 a.m.
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