President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
9:00 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.  Mr. John Thompson was present for a portion of the meeting.
   
MINUTES
 
Cabinet minutes of November 3, 2009 were approved.
 
PHYSICAL PLANT UPDATE
 
-         Mr. Thompson was authorized to move forward with the replacement of the hood in the kitchen and to look into the purchase of a new dishwasher if that is what is required.
-         The order has been placed for the necessary part to repair the electric supply to for Rendell Hall.  Electrical usage by students housed in this facility will be evaluated.
-        Thirty-three (33) of the hand sanitizing units have been replaced within the past four weeks
-         Cabinet approved the move of 42 parking spaces to the peripheral of the campus instead of expanding the Dickey Hall parking lot.  This is in line with plans to move parking to the outer perimeter of the campus.
-         The landscaping project includes planting 1,000 additional trees on the campus.
 
PRESIDENT
 
President Nelson discussed the Project “Advance to the Top,” and what is needed to meet the goals established by the Board of Trustees.
 
DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
 
Bishop David G. Evans, Chair of the Lincoln University Board of Trustees, has requested that group meeting be scheduled for him with faculty, students and staff during his visit to campus on Thursday, November 12, 2009. Invitations will be sent to these groups today.
 
FISCAL AFFAIRS
 
The RFP for financial advisors had been issued.
 
Vice President Merlin is working on the RFP regarding the provider of electrical services to the campus in preparation for the anticipated change in the rate structure.
 
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Student body headcount (As of 11.10.09)
Financial Aid staff was able to assist 143 students in securing financial aid to help satisfy their financial obligations to the university.
 
                   Undergraduate:              2,022
                   Graduate:                          611
                             Total                     2,633 (no change from 11.03.09 report)
 
Spring 2010 Admissions Statistics (As of 11.09.09)
 
Vice President Briggs indicated that the admissions numbers are down for Spring 2010 as they are not admitting anyone who falls below any of Lincoln University’s admissions criteria. 
 
No. of applications received for spring 2009 ………………………………        293
No. of applications received for spring 2010 ………………………………        392
No. of applicants for spring 2010 with SAT scores over 900 ………….......           16
 
No. of students admitted for spring 2009 ………………………………….        116
No. of students admitted for spring 2010 ………………………………….          52
No. of students admitted for spring 2010 with SAT scores over 900 ............          11
 
No. of deposits paid for spring 2009 ………………………………………..        59
No. of deposits paid for spring 2010 ………………………………………..        19
No. of deposits paid for spring 2010 for students with SAT over 900 ..............         6
 
Vice President Briggs indicated that the change made to the academic calendar will require that the food services be available an extra day that had not been originally planned.  In view of this, he has taken steps for the food service to be open on Wednesday, November 25th.
   
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:00 a.m.

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