President’s Cabinet Meeting
November 13, 2007
9:00 AM
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Attending for portion of meeting: Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant
 
Minutes
 
Minutes of November 7, 2007 Cabinet meeting were approved.
 
Physical Plant
 
Cresson Hall – The fire which started in the basement laundry room made it necessary to relocate the students housed in this residence hall.  Students were placed in vacant beds in the residence halls as well as in the guest facilities on campus.  Cresson Hall sustained minimal damage and only smoke damage to the rooms.  The university contracted with ServPro to clean the building and it will be ready for the students to move back in on November 14th.
 
Cabinet discussed the need to put a contingency plan in place that would provide 100 beds in case there is ever a need to shut down a residence hall in the future.
 
Manuel Rivero Gymnasium – Building is running on temporary systems while awaiting arrival of equipment.  There have been reports of issues with heating in some offices.
 
Mary Dod Brown Chapel – Painting of the ramp is being completed at this time.
 
Graduate Center – It has been determined that the university has enough furniture in its possession for the move to the 3rd and 4th floor in December.  Mr. Thompson and VP Hill will work on ordering the furniture still needed for the lounge area.
 
Development & External Relations
 
The Official Groundbreading Ceremony for the New Science and Genral Classroom High Technology Building is scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 12:00 PM, following the Board of Trustees Meeting.
 
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 
The recently held “Brothers’ Week” went well.
 
The Lion’s first football game has been scheduled for August 30, 2008 against George Mason.  The location is yet to be determined.
 
Spring 2008 Admissions statistics as of November 2, 2007.
 
# Undergraduate applicants Spring 2008 ……………………     446
# Undergraduate applicants Spring 2007 ……………………     524
 
# Undergraduates applicants Spring 2008 …………………        126
# Undergraduates applicants Spring 2007 …………………          53
 
# Deposits Paid Spring 2008 ………………………………         56
# Deposits Paid Spring 2007 ………………………………         21
   
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.
 
 Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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