Presidentís Cabinet Meeting
October 15, 2001

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Edward L. McCusker, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Saligrama C. SubbaRao, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum, Jr., Ms. Diane M. Brown

Commonwealth's 2001-2002 Budget - The Commonwealth has notified the University that 1% ($130,000) of its 2001-02 operating budget appropriation has been placed into the Commonwealth's $200 million budgetary reserve. The University's regular schedule of payments from the Commonwealth will not be impacted at this time.  However, the last payment will be reduced if it is determined that the Commonwealth must retain the amounts placed in budgetary reserve.

Fiscal Affairs
The division will work with the development office to investigate the possibility of implementing a direct deposit procedure to receive contributions from alumni and other individuals outside the campus.

Development and External Relations
A presentation on the 100% Faculty/Staff Giving Campaign was made to faculty at their October 9th meeting.  The first stage of the campaign will also involve meetings at the departmental level to encourage 100 percent staff and faculty participation.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (SAEM)
Staffing changes in the office of Financial Aid:
Mr. William Barber - transferred to Admissions
Ms. Heather Sperratore - promoted to Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Ms. Nicola Thompson - promoted to Senior Financial Aid Counselor

As of October 15, 2001:
Headcount:                                          Final FTE:
    Undergraduate 1438                                    Undergraduate     1419
    Graduate           433                                     Graduate               408
            Total       1871                                         Total               1827

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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