President's Cabinet Meeting
November 13, 2000
Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Saligrama C. SubbaRao, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Edward L. McCusker, Mr. Samuel W. Pressley, Mr. Jerryl Briggs, Ms. Diane M. Brown
Privatized Housing - Lincoln has been strategizing to bring an additional 400 bed privatized student housing complex to the campus. Mr. Jerryl Briggs, Dean of Students and Housing Operations, has taken the lead for this project. A tentative project timeline has been established, which sets the projected completion date at July 2002. Mr. Briggs will meet with the Lower Oxford Township Supervisors to inform them of the University's plans in this regard. It is hoped that the completed Request for Proposal (RFP) will be released within two weeks.
Commonwealth of PA, Capital Funding - The Office of the Budget has approved the transfer of $2,001,000 into the project account for Lincoln's Campus Security System. The Office of Budget has also approved the Scope of Work for the University's Communications and Electrical Distribution System Replacement Project totaling $3,000,000.
Lilly Endowment Funding for Capacity Building - The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund (TMSF) is the recipient of a capacity building grant to fund training and development initiatives for Chief Development Executives and other fundraising professionals from member institutions. The grant will also fund a one-day program designed for Presidents. Training sessions will begin in January 2001. President Nelson intends to participate in these training sessions.
KPMG Foundation Diversity Programs - KPMG has sent the University a notice of the programs they have launched to increase diversity in their firm, profession and the general business community. As these programs may prove beneficial to Lincoln, Interim Vice President SubbaRao will share this information with the Deans.
VICE PRESIDENTS REPORTS/ACTION
Fiscal Affairs Lincoln has submitted its report on the cleanup of debris to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). We have been informed that the report will be reviewed by appropriate persons at DEP. The University may expect a response to the report by 2002.
Vice President McCusker reported that the NCAA insurance for athletes carries a $50,000 deductible. NCAA is sending further information on its policy.
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management The Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (SAEM) has been asked to look at ways to enhance the current student activity areas on campus. The Lincoln University Safety Committee has produced copies of the "Emergency Response Manual for Lincoln University of Pennsylvania." The Office of Human Resources will be responsible for distributing copies of the manual to all offices on campus.
Other items on the agenda were for information purposes only.
Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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