President’s Cabinet Meeting
November 11, 2008
Vail Hall Board Room
Ivory V. Nelson, Vice
Grant D. Venerable, Vice President William
Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett for Vice President Michael B. Hill, Ms.
for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.
Cabinet minutes of November 4,
2008 were approved.
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
International Cultural Center
(ICC) – Theater occupancy is 1049 seats, including handicap spaces. August 2009 occupancy is expected. Occupants will move in over the summer
Building – March 2009 –
transfer over to Lincoln. Move in over the summer.
Grimm Hall – The renovation design
three language labs
Landscaping & Athletic Fields –
are on the agenda for the November 17 Lower Oxford Township meeting.
Mr. Thompson and President Nelson will plan
to attend the meeting.
Attendees agreed on rubber composite
boulders lining road from gymnasium.
Cabinet discussed issues facing Lincoln University
and other colleges and
universities in view of the current economic state of the nation.
DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS
Emergency Notification System Update – The University’s
Notification System will ultimately include texting, cell phone and
notification. An Emergency Command
Center will also
established. Testing of the emergency
notification siren will be performed prior to the Thanksgiving break. A notice will be distributed prior to the
Title III – Dr. Brevett requested that information for
Report be submitted to him by the end of November in order to meet the
31 deadline for submission.
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT
Student Voter Turnout – The Lower
polling site reported a voter turnout of 1,456.
students constituted over
1,100 of that number. The university has
received positive community feedback regarding the conduct and efforts
of the Lincoln
students under the unusual
Athletic Compliance Blueprint Review – Results of the
conducted by O & L Consultants are expected in the near future. Components of the review focused on what will
be expected by the NCAA in April 2009.
Subsequent to the review, President Nelson met with the athletic
to discuss the review and the University’s requirements relative to the
NFL Films on ESPN – ESPN2 aired a piece on November 4
& 5 which
showcased the reinstatement of Lincoln’s
football program and featured Dr. Frank ‘Tick’ Coleman.
The segment was very well done and provided a
positive reflection on the University’s football program.
There being no further business, President
Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.
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