President’s Cabinet Meeting
October 23, 2007
9:00 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 and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Attending for portion of meeting:  Mr. John Thompson
Minutes of October 16, 2007 Cabinet meeting were approved.
Physical Plant
Mr. Thompson provided an update on the following building projects:
·        Site work for the generator is scheduled to begin today.  Generators are several months out.
·        The new make up date for the Student Union Building is now February 10, 2008.
·        Expect to see activity on the new Science building November 5, 2007.  An official Groundbreaking Ceremony
     will be planned for Nov. 17, 2007.
·        Activity on International Cultural Center should begin mid-December.
·        Heat and internal water is back on in the gymnasium.  HVAC is 10 weeks out.
·        Chapel railing is scheduled to be installed today.
·        The new electronic billboard should be installed prior to November 17, 2007.
·        Bumpouts to the Living Learning Center should be complete this week.
·        Two workers have been dedicated to the campus lighting situation.
·        The roof leak in Cannon was thought to have been corrected, however, it has resurfaced.
·        Phone lines, computers and lab equipment must be installed in University Hall and Ware Center.
·        Inventory is being taken of furniture available to outfit classrooms at 3020 Market Street Lincoln Plaza.
Fiscal Affairs
Additional revisions must be made to the updated “Administrative Time Keeping Policy/Procedures” and “Employment of Foreign Nationals Policy” documents submitted for Cabinet review and approval.
Academic Affairs
Vice President Venerable reported that the revisions to the Self Study Report are progressing and should be completed within the next couple of weeks.
Dr. Venerable has received confirmation from Middle States that they have no stipulations which would prohibit Lincoln University from offering a dual enrollment program out of the Graduate Center to high school students.  Vice Presidents Hill and Venerable will entertain further discussions with the organization proposing such a program before a decision is reached.
President Nelson applauded the Academic Advising Center for the very informative “Academic Advising Center Newsletter” published by the staff.
Development & External Relations
The speakers for the Gary Michelson Executive Lecture Series on Monday, October 22, 2007 were received well by the Lincoln University community.  Mr. Robert Morris and his wife Valerie Morris spoke to several classes as well as to an assembly in the Dickey Hall auditorium.  Mr. Robert Morris has established himself in the corporate arena as an entrepreneur and as an executive with several Fortune 500 companies.  Mrs. Valerie Morris is an Emmy award winning journalist and former anchor on CNN with 35 years in the news industry.
Vice President Hill reported on incidents involving the Graduate Center information technology system, which occurred over the weekend.  Given the impact of these incidents on our graduate students, President Nelson instructed that the contract with our IT consultants located at the Graduate Center be revised to enable them to handle such incidents should they occur in the future.
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Homecoming events thus far have been very successful.  The marching band performed well at the Pep Rally and is a big hit with the students.  Something new this Homecoming will be the intra-squad football scrimmage on Saturday.
Vice President Bynum stated that the behavior of the students during this semester has been excellent.  He indicated that there have been no major student incidents that would reflect negatively on our student body.  
Enrollment Data for fall 2007, as of October 23, 2007. (Data provided by Fiscal Affairs)
Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled ……………………………..         1910
Total Graduate students enrolled ………………………………………       545
                   Total Student Body                                                                   2455
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:30 p.m.
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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