President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President William B. Bynum, Dr. Debbie Bullock for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  
Cabinet minutes of October 7, 2008 were approved.
President Nelson participated in the inauguration ceremony for Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, President of Cheyney University, on Friday, October 10th.
Information from the Commonfund and Moody’s Investors Service was distributed for information.
The additional funds requested for furniture and equipment for Wright Hall and Langston Hughes Library have not yet been released by the Budget Office.
President Nelson requested a progress report on the University’s retention efforts.  The report should include the objective of the program and statistics on the numbers and percentage of students participating in the program.  Vice President Bynum indicated that Professional and student tutors have been hired to support the University’s retention efforts.
Dr. Bullock distributed revised copies of draft policies on “No Smoking and Tobacco Use,” “Substance Abuse Prevention,” and “Confirmatory Testing for Substance Abuse.”  Feedback on the draft Confirmatory Testing for Substance Abuse policy will be sought from the Safety Committee and union leadership on campus prior to any action being taken.
Vice President Bynum reported that furniture for the Student Union Building offices has been put in place.  The offices of Financial Aid and Residence Life are scheduled to move into the space next week.
Enrollment numbers were not available.  However, Vice President Bynum reported that indicators suggest that the final census for the Fall 2008 semester will probably record the largest student body in Lincoln University’s history. 
An Open House is scheduled for Friday, October 17, 2008 from 10 AM to 2 PM in the gymnasium.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:15 p.m.

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