President’s Cabinet Meeting
October 17, 2005
9:00 a.m.


Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Grand D. Venerable, Vice President Michael Hill, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis and Ms. Diane M. Brown.

October 10, 2005 Cabinet meeting minutes were approved.

Academic Review
Cabinet discussed the need for tutoring labs to be put in place to address retention issues.  Academic Affairs must look at possible ways to address this need in their budgets.

Student Activities
President Nelson informed the group that he had participated in two very impressive student events over the weekend, the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 10th Annual Science Fair held on Saturday, October 15th and the Mr. and Miss Lincoln Coronation, which took place on Sunday.  Both events were exceptionally well organized and appropriately cast and our students represented themselves in an impeccable manner.  

Development and External Relations
The Vice President provided updates on the progress of work on the Graduate Center facility in Philadelphia, grants and sponsored programs, the Barnes/Lincoln collaborative and the Lincoln Legacy Awards Program.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Vice President Bynum provided an update on Homecoming activities during the coming weekend.

Ms. Royal is to be commended for an outstanding job in coordinating the Coronation and providing leadership in the student activities area.

It has been determined that 12 students will be dismissed due to their unmet financial responsibilities.  

Academic Affairs
The division has scheduled assessment and planning workshops next week for strategic planning.

A Library Report is to be prepared for submission to the Board of Trustees at its November 2005 meeting.  The report should be submitted to the Board through its Information Technology & Library Committee.

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:45 AM.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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