President’s Cabinet Meeting
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
ATTENDEES: President Ivory V. Nelson, Executive Vice President Michael B.
Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dr. Harold Aubrey for Provost and Senior
Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J.
Willis, Dean John O. Chikwem and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Mr. John Thompson attended a portion of the
Cabinet meeting minutes of October 19, 2010 were approved.
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
Mr. Thompson provided the following report:
At the last cabinet meeting we discussed the options we have for
commencement. It was agreed that we still want to have it on site. Currently we
have two options. One would be to hold it in front of the gym on the Mall. The
second would be the ICC parking lot.
The major down side of the mall will be that the audience will be long
and narrow. The ICC lot’s issue would be the heat from the paving on a hot day.
Drawings of both locations are available for everyone to review.
PECO has agreed to make some upgrades to our service. PECO’s engineering
is doing some cost analysis so they can determine which way to go. As soon as
that is complete a meeting will be held with all of the parties.
DGS approved the repairs and work will commence this week. Twelve of approximately 140 lights have been
repaired thus far.
We brought the small boiler back on line on October 16th as
planned. Issues across campus are being addressed as soon as we are notified.
DGS Project Status:
1101-28: N/C This project includes a third 150KV generator and also some
modifications to the distribution of the services. The recent developments with
PECO are being considered and they must be taken into account with our new
1101-32 Vail Hall: N/C The HVAC installation is
progressing very well. Piping and duct work in most of the areas is being
installed. The December target date of
completion remains the same.
1101-39 (Grimm) 1101-43 (Wright) and 1101-44 (Library): Demolition
in all of the buildings is ongoing. The existing walls at the new entrance to
the Library have been removed. The large planter and transformer building in
front of the Library have been demolished. All three projects are on schedule.
Weather has not affected the work.
1101-45 (Landscape) and 1101-46 (Athletics): Work continues to take place at various locations around the campus. We
are working with the Point 1 contractor to hold off on the earthwork around the
existing athletic fields until November 6th. The site contractor is
jumping around the site and this causes us some concern.
1101-47 (The Wellness Project): has poured most of the main building footers, the sub-grades and the
elevator pit. The Point 1 contractor is using soil from the excavations to
complete the building pad. Due to the inclement weather we have experienced
over the last two weeks, the work is progressing slower than expected. Building
samples have begun to roll in and approvals need to be made.
1101 – 48: The Dickey Hall
renovations request has been released from the budget office. The University
will submit a project request to the department for review. They will advertise
the project and submittals will be sent in for review. We can conduct a
preliminary review and make our recommendation to the Selection Committee. Once
the Professional has been selected, the design process will get underway. This
process will take a little over a year to complete. Then, the contracting
communities will bid on the work. A selection will be made and work can begin.
It would be my recommendation that we off- load the building occupants into the
modular complex and possibly some other space.
Someone famous once said “If we bring in the modular’s they will never
leave” how true that seems! In this
case, they have supported our growth very well so I guess in the long run that
is a good thing.
Additional Generator = Chris Morris & J. Thompson
Joe Urban & J. Thompson
(Roof Repairs) = Joe Urban
44, = Gerry Davis & Joe Urban
= Chris Morris & Horticultural Manager (funded position)
1101-48 = J.
Now that we
are addressing the entire campus under the landscape project, the permit
process has taken us through a lot of hurdles. After personally reviewing the
campus with the Township Supervisor we have come up with a possible discrepancy
(shortfall) in the total acreage that has been historically reported for the
Lincoln University campus. I will
continue to investigate to see if we do have a discrepancy.
light towers will be brought in to support the Homecoming events.
signs will be installed near the Science building to improve the operation and
N/C (Still not approved) A request for an additional sidewalk from Dickey
Hall to the area near University Hall has been requested by us to the State.
This will improve the travel of our wheelchair bound students.
additional items for 1101-45 and 46 Landscape/Athletics have been sent to
Harrisburg. Dr. Nelson has followed up in an attempt to expedite the process.
items requested will be the additional equipment for 1101-47 Wellness Center.
We are still
working on the rules and procedures for the Lincoln Bus. Our recommendations
will be made to Mr. Hill in a few weeks.
Director, Physical Plant
Standard 14 – Dean Thomas reported that faculty are making
significant progress with their assessment plans. They were given a deadline of October 29th
by which to submit the plans to the Deans for review. The group also discussed the possibility of
having the student learning assessment plans reviewed by an outside consultant.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR FISCAL AFFAIRS
Vice President Merlin indicated
that it is not feasible to implement the 14 meal plan for the spring 2011
semester. The plan will be reviewed again
to determine whether it can be offered for the 2011-2012 academic year. T
being no further business, President
Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:15 a.m.
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