President’s Cabinet Meeting
November 30, 2004

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Ms. Melvie Hall-Bellinger and Ms. Diane M. Brown.

Attending for portion of meeting:  Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean Jerryl Briggs

Minutes of November 15, 2004 Cabinet meeting were approved.

Capital Projects
The following priority lists have been established for upcoming Commonwealth funded capital projects:

Manuel Rivero Hall  (Main & Auxiliary Gyms)
Langston Hughes Memorial Library
Dickey Hall
Mary Dod Brown Chapel
Vail Hall
Lincoln Hall

Dickey Hall (Repair)
Mary Dod Brown Chapel (Replacement)
Vail Hall (Repair)
Lincoln Hall (Repair)
Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall (Repair)
Guest House (Repair)
Thurgood Marshall Living-Learning Center (Repair)
Maintenance Facility (Repair)

Building #78
Langston Hughes Memorial Library
Manuel Rivero Hall
Vail Hall
Lincoln Hall
Mary Dod Brown Chapel
Maintenance Building

Ware Center Renovation
The Ware Center Renovation Committee continues to meet.  Following are items/suggestions coming from the November 10 meeting of the Committee:
-     AP3C’s contract is now with DGS
-     Budget is substantially less than was previously understood
-    AP3C introduced alternate scheme that reduces the new construction square footage by eliminating the two lecture classrooms and uses the theatre as the main    
      lecture classroom
-    …it is possible to operate with the theatre functioning as the lone lecture classroom
-    …not possible to hold lecture type classes in the Music Library
-    …probability of holding lecture classes in the Large Practice Hall
-    …folding wall in the Theatre to separate the seating from the stage area
-   …possible that the Language department be relocated all together(?)
-    …any classes relocated to other buildings need to be of a high level of learning capability with all the latest equipment and learning aids
-    ....LU will be providing temporary classrooms for the classes currently held in the Ware Center
-    …possibility of leaving the Dean of Humanities in current location to free up room for a small lecture classroom

Travel expenses for candidates within the Academic Affairs Division
Due to the volume of candidates interviewed within the Academic Affairs Division, the Division has established a limit on the amount the University will reimburse to cover the travel costs for applicants to visit campus for interviews.  

New Position/Position Change Request Form
Cabinet approved version 10/18/04 of this form and accompanying procedures.

IRS 2005 Standard Mileage Rates  
The IRS has established the 2005 standard mileage rate for the use of a car for business purposes at 40.5 cents/mile.  The new rate becomes effective January 1, 2005 and will be adhered to by Lincoln University.

PA’s AES/PHEAA-administered State Grant and loan programs for students
The following shows the impact of Pennsylvania’s AES/PHEAA-administered State Grant and loan programs on Lincoln University students.

2003-2004 Pennsylvania State Grant Program
Lincoln University Applications Processed:        427
Lincoln University Awards:                               391
Value of Awards:                                       $1,056,632

2003-2004 Federal Stafford Loans
Number of loans to Lincoln students:        2,536
Number of Lincoln borrowers:                 1,282
Value of loans to Lincoln students:      $8,924,101

2003-2004 Federal Plus Loans
Number of loans to Lincoln students:          267
Number of Lincoln borrowers:                   213
Value of loans to Lincoln students:        $1,981,142

Baltimore Pike Safety Issues
In the interest of student safety, President Nelson has asked the PA Department of Transportation to review again the stretch of Baltimore Pike adjacent to the campus.  The Department of Transportation has indicated that it will further investigate the area between Ashmun Avenue and Township Road for additional safety needs.  

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 p.m.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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