President’s Cabinet Meeting

November 14, 2006

9:00 a.m.

Vail Hall Board Room

Minutes

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Vice President William B. Bynum, and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Attending for portion of meeting: Mr. John Thompson, Director of Physical Plant.

Minutes

Draft Cabinet minutes of November 7, 2006 were approved with necessary revision.

Budget

Cabinet discussed the University’s financial statement and summary conformance reports as of October 31, 2006.  Expenses are within budget for the period July 1 – October 31, 2006.

Physical Plant Update

Mr. Thompson provided the following update:

         Bids have been solicited for the Back-up Generator

         International Cultural Center – expect to break ground in March 2007 for an anticipated January 2009 occupancy

         New High Technology Science Building - expect to break ground in March 2007 for an anticipated January 2009 occupancy

         Chapel renovations expected to be completed in time for student return to campus for Spring semester in January 2007

         Chapel bells have been programmed to ring on the hour between 8 AM and 6 PM on weekdays, and between 9 AM and 12 PM on weekends

         Still have the issue of students opening windows in Building 116.  This impacts the heating efficiency for the entire building

         Scope of the Security Camera System has been determined

         Tenant displacement procedure approved

Admission and Retention Trends

Cabinet was given two articles concerning the increasing efforts by Black colleges to recruit more Hispanics.  Also distributed was an article concerning the role of financial aid in student retention efforts.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Spring 2006 Enrollment Statistics as of November 10, 2006

# Undergraduates enrolled Spring 2006 ……………………   527

# Undergraduates enrolled Spring 2005 ……………………   315

# Undergraduates admitted Spring 2006 ……………………     53

# Undergraduates admitted Spring 2005 ……………………     50

# Deposits Paid Spring 2006 ……………………………………     20

# Deposits Paid Spring 2005 ……………………………………     16

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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