President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, October 14, 2009
9:00 a.m.
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Jerryl Briggs, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Mr. Steve Carol for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean John O. Chikwem for Vice President Grant D. Venerable and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant was present for a portion of the meeting.
Cabinet minutes of October 6, 2009, were approved.
Mr. Thompson provided an update on the status of facilities projects. 
He was asked to look into the cost of fitting out labs in the new high technology science building with 220 electrical outlets and other items identified by Dean Chikwem, which are needed to meet the educational needs of the students.  Mr. Carol indicated that IT is still working on security cameras, video conferencing, distance learning in 244, and smarts boards for this building.
They have begun to power up the heat to the buildings (earlier than required) due to the forecasted cold weather moving into the area this week.
President Nelson distributed copies of Senate Bill 1038, passed by the PA legislature on October 9, 2009, which appropriates the sum of $13,623,000 to Lincoln University for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.  This is approximately the same amount received in 2008-2009 after the 6% cut.  Unfortunately, however, the non-preferred appropriations, which include funding for the four state-related institutions (Lincoln, Temple, Penn State and Pitt) have been held pending resolution of the Gaming Act. 
There is no need for concern at this time, as the Board of Trustees at its September meeting approved mechanisms which will permit us to continue to operate at this time.  Our best information is that attempts will be made to negotiate the gaming issue.  However a recent notice to the members of the House indicated that it is not likely they will return to vote on anything until after November 3. 
Overtime reports were distributed.
Vice President Briggs reported that Homecoming went well with no reports of serious incidents.
Student body headcount (As of 10.13.09)
                   Undergraduate:              2,034
                   Graduate:                          611
                             Total                    2,645
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:15 a.m
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