President’s Cabinet Meeting
October 26, 2011
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs Howard E. Merlin, Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean John O. Chikwem, Diane M. Brown
 
MINUTES
 
Minutes of the October 20, 2011 Cabinet Meeting were approved.
 
PRESIDENT
 
Board Organizational Priorities – Discussion continued on plans for achieving the recent priorities outlined by the Board of Trustees leadership.  President Nelson stressed the importance of everyone working together to achieve the goals.
 
Program Accreditation – President Nelson requested a 2-page plan/timeline to achieve accreditation of targeted programs.  This includes the Education program.
 
Assessment:
         Resources – A letter will be issued to faculty requesting that they list and prioritize resources they will need to implement their planned actions contained in their 2010-2011 assessment reports.
 
College Cost – President Nelson asked that the appropriate offices take steps to ensure that Lincoln University is in compliance with the federal law requiring all college websites to have an online tool to give students and families a more accurate estimate of real costs.  The law goes into effect October 29.
 
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
 
EVP Hill discussed the accomplishments and plans submitted by Directors of the Centers of Excellence in Mass Communications and Business and Entrepreneurial Studies.
 
VICE PRESIDENT FOR FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Enrollment/Revenue - VP Merlin discussed the FY12 Enrollment and FY12 1st Semester Revenue reports as of October 24, 2011.  According to the data, actual enrollment stands at 2,145 v. the budget number of 2,327 (down by 182 students). 
 
BHS/FLEX Program Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Fee - The Prior Learning Assessment Fee established for the BHS/FLEX program was inadvertently omitted in the 2011-2012 Operational Budget approved by the Board of Trustees.  Vice President Merlin will address the necessary change with the Business Affairs Committee of the Board.
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.

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