President’s Cabinet Meeting
October 16, 2007
10:00 AM
Vail Hall Board Room
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Attending for portion of meeting:  Dean Gladys J. Willis
Minutes of October 9, 2007 Cabinet meeting were approved.
Physical Plant
International Cultural Center – The Pre-bid meeting for the ICC was held on October 10, 2007 at Lincoln University.  The pre-bid was not well attended and it was noted that the architect of record was not at the meeting.  A 6 page bulletin on the project has already been issued with more to follow after the pre-mid meeting.
Student Union – The new schedule indicates a late January completion date.
3020 Market Street – Work is continuing as scheduled.  Lincoln University is making plans to be moved from the first floor to its permanent space by December 15, 2007, as stipulated by the contractor.
Student Aid Study
Lincoln University has been earmarked to participate in the 2008 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:08).  The purpose of the study is to gather information from students and institutions on how students finance their education beyond high school.
Academic Affairs
Dean Chikwem provided statistics relating to the passing rate of students enrolled in the Math remedial courses and will engage the faculty in further discussion surrounding this matter.  He raised the question of whether the remedial courses are fulfilling their purpose at Lincoln University. 
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Enrollment - A total of 17 students will be administratively withdrawn from classes due to their inability to achieve financial clearance. 
Twenty of Lincoln University’s male students are currently serving as mentors to 20 South Brandywine males.  The mentoring program, which is sponsored by the Minority Male Health Program at Lincoln, has been very successful.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:15 a.m.
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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