Presidentís Cabinet Meeting
October 30, 2001

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Saligrama C. SubbaRao, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum, Ms. Diane M. Brown

Board of Trustees - The Faculty and Student Profiles for 2001-2002 will be presented to the Board at the November 17, 2001 meeting.

The College Board - "For the 2001-2002 academic year, the Board found that the average tuition charged by public four-year colleges and universities is $3,754, up 7.7 percent from the previous ear.  Private four-year college tuition increased by 5.5 percent to $17,123.  Two-year public institutions are charging an average of $1,738, up 5.8 percent, and average tuition at two-year private institutions is not $7,953, an increase of 5.5 percent."

Strategic Plan 2001-2006 - The University's Strategic Plan 2001-2006 will be submitted to the Board of Trustees at its November 17, 2001 meeting.

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
A goal of admitting a total of 150 new undergraduate and graduate students for the spring 2002 semester has been set.  The number of available housing spaces will limit the number of resident undergraduate students the University is able to admit in the spring.

Fiscal Affairs
MBNA and TRE Associates will spend five days at Lincoln to lead administrators and staff through a focused validation, and strategic and tactical planning engagement.  The end product of the engagement will be a plan that will include next steps, prioritized and scheduled, to improve information and technology at Lincoln.  The President and his Cabinet, as well as personnel from all areas of campus will participate in this strategic planning effort.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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