President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Vail Hall Board Room
Attendees: President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William
B. Bynum, Jr., Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable,
II, Mr. Kiran Taunk for Vice President Howard E. Merlin, and Ms. Jody C.
Brunner for Ms. Diane M. Brown. Attending for a portion of the meeting:
Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis, and
Mr. John Thompson.
Mr. Thompson briefed Cabinet on the stage of each DGS project and other University
projects. DGS Project No. 1101-36 (Asbestos Abatement) and the demolition
of Building No. 78 were discussed.
President Nelson requested Cabinet members to develop an emergency disaster
and recovery plan for the University. Critical staff and student housing
is to be defined and risk management is to be considered when developing
The Office of the Registrar should include with final grades a letter reminding
students of the University’s policy regarding the completion of all course
requirements and payment of all fees prior to graduating from Lincoln University.
The University’s writing proficiency program was discussed in detail.
Middle States Self-Study and Evaluation
A preparatory visit by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
is scheduled for Spring 2006. The Commission’s liaison shall meet with
members of the Board of Trustees on Saturday, April 8, 2006.
At its session on November 16, 2005, the Commission acted to accept Lincoln
University’s monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled
President Nelson commended Dean Thomas on the PA Department of Education’s
response to the Report on the Major Review of the Professional Educator Programs
at Lincoln University.
Center for Graduate and Continuing Education
Vice President Hill reported that all answers to questions regarding the
Master Lease from interested clients were answered by the deadline date.
The Office of Human Resources will develop a standard University policy on
the payment of moving expenses.
Rager, Lehman & Houck, P.C., rendered the opinion that the system of
quality control for the accounting and auditing practice of Thompson, Cobb,
Bazilio & Associates, P.C. (Lincoln University’s external auditors) in
effect for the year ended May 31, 2005, has been designed to meet the requirements
of the quality control standards for an accounting and auditing practice
established by the AICPA and was complied with during the year then ended
to provide the firm with reasonable assurance of conforming with professional
Admission Statistics for Spring 2006 as of November 18, 2005:
No. Undergraduate applications received Spring 2005 341
No. Undergraduate applications received Spring 2004 336
No. Undergraduate students admitted Spring 2005
No. Undergraduate students admitted Spring 2004
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at
Jody C. Brunner
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