President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
10:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  
 
MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of October 21, 2008 were approved.
 
PRESIDENT
 
President Nelson reminded the vice presidents of the upcoming Board of Trustees Meeting, Saturday, November 15, 2008.  All material for the meeting mailing is needed by Thursday, November 6.
 
Cabinet discussed the recently completed audit, the current economic picture and its impact on Lincoln University.
 
Architects will be asked to inspect Cresson Hall to determine its useable life.
 
Additional capital funding in the amount of $19,800,000 has been released by the Commonwealth for library renovations and FF&E, Wright Hall FF&E, and emergency generators.
 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
The “Textbook Adoptions” policy negotiated by the vice president for fiscal affairs, the academic deans and the bookstore was adopted by the faculty at its meeting on November 3.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Cabinet approved the “No Smoking and Tobacco Use” and “Substance Abuse Prevention” policies.
 
Spaces will be set up in the modulars for faculty placement.
 
Cabinet reiterated that the university’s email is not to be used for the campus-wide distribution of personal messages.
 
Overtime reports were distributed for the different divisions.  Payroll will move toward refining the overtime report and producing it on a regular basis.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Vice President Bynum reported that five students had to be administratively withdrawn due to their financial situations.
 
The kitchen health inspection finding related to the freezer will be corrected over the holiday break.
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 1:00 p.m.

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