President’s Cabinet Meeting
November 11, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President William B. Bynum, Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett for Vice President Michael B. Hill, Ms. Danielle Jones for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  
 
MINUTES
 
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 months.
-       Science Building – March 2009 – Projected transfer over to Lincoln.  Move in over the summer.
-         Grimm Hall – The renovation design will include three language labs
-         Landscaping & Athletic Fields – Architects 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 for boulders lining road from gymnasium.
 
 
PRESIDENT
 
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 Emergency Notification System will ultimately include texting, cell phone and siren notification.  An Emergency Command Center will also be established.  Testing of the emergency notification siren will be performed prior to the Thanksgiving break.  A notice will be distributed prior to the test.
 
Title III – Dr. Brevett requested that information for the Annual Report be submitted to him by the end of November in order to meet the December 31 deadline for submission.

STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Student Voter Turnout – The Lower Oxford polling site reported a voter turnout of 1,456.  Lincoln University students constituted over 1,100 of that number.  The university has received positive community feedback regarding the conduct and efforts of the Lincoln University students under the unusual circumstances.
 
Athletic Compliance Blueprint Review – Results of the recent review 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 staff to discuss the review and the University’s requirements relative to the April review.
 
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. 
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

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