President's Cabinet Meeting

October 23, 2000

Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Saligrama C. SubbaRao, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Edward L. McCusker, Mr. Samuel W. Pressley, Ms. Diane M. Brown

Physical Plant - Lincoln University officers met with members of the Department of General Services (DGS) concerning the University's Fire Prevention and Security Project. As there are limited funds available, the University will designate the following as the priority items for the project (not listed in priority order):

Gymnasium: Fire prevention system
Library: Fire prevention and Security system LLC
Cafeteria: Fire prevention and Security system
Student Union Building: Fire prevention system
Dickey Hall (1st Floor): Fire prevention system
Chapel: Fire prevention system

DGS hopes to have final sketches completed by January 10th, or shortly thereafter. It is anticipated that the project will be completed by the fall 2001 semester. The Commonwealth is also proposing to complete all electrical, steam and sewerage treatment plant work over the next two years. The University has proposed to the Commonwealth that it assign one design professional to handle all infrastructure projects approved for funding by the State. However, the Commonwealth has not as yet accepted this proposal.

Living Learning Center Inspection - The County of Chester has issued a report citing the University for operating equipment in the LLC Cafeteria at water temperatures below that required by the Health Department. The Cabinet noted that the University has taken numerous steps, since the building was occupied in 1997, to try to rectify this situation. Lincoln will respond to The Chester County Health Department's concerns, as stipulated in the report.

Athletics at Lincoln University - The Report on the Official 2000 NCAA Graduation-Rates shows that the graduation rate for Lincoln University athletes is the same as that of students not participating in athletics.

Release of Commonwealth Funding - The Department of Education has instructed the Comptroller to initiate the payment process relative to Lincoln's $1,300,000, 2000-01 Program Initiatives line item appropriation.

The University has placed all articulation agreements with other institutions on its web site, a requirement which had to be met before the funds could be released.

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
- A "Registration Preparedness" meeting will be held on October 26th to discuss various aspects of the registration process. Administrators from all offices involved in student registration have been invited to participate in this meeting.

The University continues to look into the possibility of reinstating a Lincoln Police force to provide campus security. It is anticipated that the institution would begin to phase-in the police force in summer 2000 if possible.

Other items on the agenda were for information purposes only.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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