President’s Cabinet Meeting

November 28, 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 14, 2006 were approved.

Physical Plant Update

         Offices will be relocated from the SUB to the modulars after students leave campus for the holiday break.

         Mr. Dave Brunner has been certified in the operation of the new sewer plant

         Need to address the issue of securing the residence halls when students leave for the holiday breaks (close windows, unplug electrical appliances, empty trash cans)

New Dorm mechanical system receives award

The Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC) Delaware Chapter honored Sobieski Mechanical with an award for the best mechanical application/ installation project this year for the mechanical system installed in Lincoln University’s new student residence hall.  The award is given based on overall design complexity, innovative use of materials, life expectancy, schedule, cost, safety rating and overall project results. 

“Enhanced 911” telephone numbering changes

All office/department telephone extension on the campus will be renumbered over the next month as part of the new “Enhanced 911” service.  The new numbering system will enable emergency personnel to identify the specific location on campus from which an emergency call is placed.  All new numbers can be dialed direct from off campus using the new 484/365 area code and exchange.  The changeover of student telephone extensions was accomplished over the summer break.

Rivers State University of Technology

President Nelson and a University delegation traveled to Rivers State University of Technology last week to present the findings of the University Review Team, which had visited the university previously.  He is optimistic that the findings will be accepted.  Follow up visits to Port Harcourt are anticipated.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Spring 2006 Enrollment Statistics as of November 27, 2006

# Undergraduates enrolled Spring 2006 ……………………    556

# Undergraduates enrolled Spring 2005 ……………………    353

 

# Undergraduates admitted Spring 2006 ……………………      82

# Undergraduates admitted Spring 2005 ……………………      62

 

# Deposits Paid Spring 2006 ………………………………      26

# Deposits Paid Spring 2005 ………………………………      19

Athletics deal with radio station WCOJ

The Lincoln University athletics department has entered into a one-year agreement with radio station WCOJ (1420 AM) to broadcast 10 men’s basketball games during the 2006-2007 season.  Coverage will begin 15 minutes prior to tip-off with a pre-game show and will also include halftime interviews called “Books and Basketball” which will feature Lincoln  faculty and administrators.

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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