President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
10:00 a.m.
   
 
  MINUTES
 
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Jerryl Briggs, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Deans John Chikwem, Judith A.W. Thomas and Gladys J. Willis, and Dr. Harold Aubrey were present for a portion of the meeting.
   
MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of October 27, 2009, were approved.
 
 
PRESIDENT
 
President Nelson discussed the Project “Advance to the Top” with those present.  A committee structure following the pattern of an “Accreditation Self-Study” has been implemented with persons from various units of the campus to accomplish the goals and objectives established by the Board of Trustees at its September 2009 meeting.  “The Co-chairs of the Committee will have the responsibility of making sure that the efforts of the project are defined, coordinated, and implemented.”  A memorandum concerning this will be distributed campus wide.
 
DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
 
New recruiting and marketing brochures - Vice President Hill indicated that the recruiting and marketing brochures are in the final stage of review before going to print.  The brochures will be available in the very near future.
 
Honors Program – The draft program for the upcoming Honors Convocation was distributed for review.

  FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Vice President Merlin commented briefly on the interviews conducted for the RFI for the proposed new student residence hall.  The RFP will be issued Thursday, November 5, 2009.
     
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Student body headcount (As of 11.03.09)
 
                   Undergraduate:               2,022
                   Graduate:                          611
                             Total                     2,633
 
Spring 2010 Admissions Statistics (As of 11.02.09)
 
No. of applications received for spring 2009 ………………………………        282
No. of applications received for spring 2010 ………………………………        359
No. of applicants for spring 2010 with SAT scores over 900 …………......           16
 
No. of students admitted for spring 2009 ………………………………….        111
No. of students admitted for spring 2010 ………………………………….          50
No. of students admitted for spring 2010 with SAT scores over 900 ............          10
 
No. of deposits paid for spring 2009 ………………………………………..         56
No. of deposits paid for spring 2010 ………………………………………..         17
No. of deposits paid for spring 2010 for students with SAT over 900 .............           5
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:10 p.m.
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