President’s Cabinet Meeting
November 8, 2011
9:00 A.M.
 
Minutes
 
Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs Howard E. Merlin, Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Diane M. Brown
 
MINUTES
 
Minutes of the November 1, 2011 Cabinet Meeting were approved.
 
PRESIDENT
 
Assessment- The Cabinet discussed the December 1, 2011follow-up visit to Lincoln University’s November 1, 2011 Monitoring Report.  Dr. Howard Ishiyama, Vice President for Academic Affairs at La Roche College, will conduct the visit.  He will be accompanied by Dr. Mary Ellen Petrisko, Vice President, Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
 
Dean Chikwem shared the reports generated from his school’s assessment presentations.
 
Commonwealth Capital Project Funding – Lincoln University has been the beneficiary of $260,000,000 in Commonwealth Capital funding since fiscal year 2000.  Recently, Charles B. Zogby, Secretary, Office of the Budget, informed the University that the additional debt burden to support existing capital commitments to Lincoln University and the other state-related institutions, and the State System of Higher Education will adversely impact the Commonwealth’s operating budget through increases debt service requirements.  In view of this, Governor Corbett has agreed to continue the Commonwealth Capital Budget funding for Lincoln at a re-established commitment level of $10,000,000 for FY 2011-12.  This is down from the $20,000,000 commitment level over the past eight years.
 
Student Clearance – Presidential assistance will be provided to bring student balances within the limit established to permit student to re-enroll for the spring 2012 semester.  First consideration will be given to Pell- eligible students with a GPA of 3.0 and above.  Any remaining funds will be applied to the accounts of Pell-eligible students with a GPA of 2.5 to 2.9.
 
VICE PRESIDENT FOR FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
Conformance Reports – Cabinet discussed what must be put in place to implement an “encumbrance system” to enable the production of Conformance Reports with more detailed information.
 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
Dean Chikwem presented a “Report on Placement Issues at Lincoln University,” which was developed with the assistance of Dean Judith Thomas. The report will be submitted to the faculty Educational Policy Committee for review and action.
 
ADJOURMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.
 

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