Tuesday, October 21,
Vail Hall Board Room
Ivory V. Nelson, Vice
Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Howard E.
Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Dean John O. Chikwem was in attendance for the
latter portion of the meeting. Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant,
attendance for a portion of the meeting.
Cabinet minutes of October 14,
2008 were approved.
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
Mr. Thompson provided an update
on the status of ongoing construction and renovation projects. He indicated that steam (heat) to all
residence halls has been turned on. Mr.
Thompson was instructed to bring the academic/administrative buildings
The Higher Education Opportunity
of 2008 – The vice presidents were asked to review the Duane Morris
on the new reporting and disclosure requirements under The Higher
Opportunity Act of 2008 signed into law on August 14, 2008. It was indicated that Lincoln is already in compliance in
areas. However, an in-depth review of
the legislation is necessary to determine what Lincoln University
must put in place to be in compliance with other requirements under the
Act. A thorough review of the Act will
be performed by University personnel to identify all requirements to
is subject. Responsibility for compliance
with many of
the requirements began on August 14, 2008.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant Award - The
Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Lincoln University
a grant totaling $4,009,132. The grant
be funded over the five-year period September 30, 2008 through June 30,
2013. President Nelson is the principal
investigator of the grant, which is titled “Strengthening Research
Infrastructure at Lincoln
Middle States Commission on Higher Education – A Lincoln University
team of academic affairs personnel will attend the Annual MSCHE
December 7-9, 2008 in Baltimore,
U.S. Department of State – Ms. Constance
Lundy, Director of International Student Services, will be asked to
the university’s efforts to make our students aware of State Department
opportunities available for them in the areas of Foreign Service and
diplomacy. The office of Career Services
will also be involved in this effort.
Survey on post-secondary education costs – Lincoln University
will cooperate with the PA State Board of Education in its attempt to
resident students to determine the affordability of post-secondary
the Commonwealth. Dr. Renford A.B.
Brevett will provide the Board with the information requested in order
students to participate in the survey.
NCAA Division II Membership Process – President Nelson
copies of the agenda for the “NCAA Division II Membership Process –
Period Years 1 & 2 Presidents and Chancellors Meeting” which he
attending October 29, 2008 in Indianapolis.
Vice President Venerable provided
a briefing on his recent trip to Dublin, Ireland.
Deans Chikwem and Willis
discussed tutoring programs/requirements in place in the School
of Natural Sciences and
and the School
of Humanities. The tutoring program in place for
has been a requirement for a number of years and has proven to be very
effective. Retention efforts include
tutoring sessions provided in each of the humanities departments. The “ALEKS” tutoring program in mathematics
is now in use. However, since it is a
new program requirement this year, its effectiveness can not be
Dean Thomas provided an update on
activities in her area including the Centers of Excellence and a
with the Philadelphia
Vice President Merlin presented
the FY09 Enrollment numbers as of October 21, 2008 (reported below in
Mr. Merlin discussed the
statement of fiscal activities and variance analysis for the three
ending September 30, 2008.
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Fall 2008 Enrollment (As
Undergraduate students enrolled:
Graduate students enrolled
Vice President Bynum anticipates
that the fall 2008 student body will be the largest in the university’s
history. The entering class and graduate
programs will most likely record the largest numbers in the
history as well.
Security personnel have been
assigned to 3020 Lincoln
The Homecoming events held over
the weekend were very well attended with an estimated 4,000+ in
the football game on Saturday and 5,000 students, alumni and visitors
campus. The atmosphere was one of
excitement and many positive comments were received from those in
ESPN2 will air a piece on Lincoln
football November 4th
@ 1:30 AM and November 5th @ 2 PM.
The 10-12 minute segment will focus on Dr. Frank “Tick” Coleman
Coach O. J. Abanishe.
There being no further business, President
Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:30 p.m.
President's Information Exchange.
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