President’s Cabinet Meeting
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
9:30 a.m.
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Provost and Senior Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean John O. Chikwem and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Dr. F. Carl Walton and Dr. Harold Aubrey joined the meeting approximately 1 hours after its start.
Cabinet meeting minutes of November 16, 2010 were approved.
Items of priority – Discussion was held on each of the following items:
  1. Importance of maintaining enrollment for fall 2011
  2. Possibility that the state may experience a shortfall next year
  3. Lincoln’s operational budget may see a state funding cut this fiscal year
  4. Faculty contract negotiations begin in January
  5. Mass Communications program turnover in leadership
  6. Art Program at The Barnes Foundation must be developed to a higher level
  7. New Residence Hall
  8. Recent comments from the outside auditing firm included the need to increase the number of personnel to handle audit requirements in the business office
Middle States Commission on Higher Education Action –On November 18, 2010 the Middle States Commission on Higher Education acted “To note the visit by the Commission’s representatives.  To warn the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of a lack of evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning).  To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning.  To request a monitoring report, due November 1, 2011, documenting evidence that the institution has achieved and can sustain ongoing compliance with Standard 14….”
The University will work with an outside evaluator who will review its program assessment documents for compliance with Middle States standards.
TMACC Transportation Funding Request –Lincoln University has committed to the Transportation Management Association of Chester County to support the Coatesville Link and SCCOOT public transit service routes in the amount of $5,000 in each of the next two fiscal years ($10,000 total) as a matching grant to JARC funding.  Lincoln University’s contribution is contingent upon the receipt of JARC funding for the Coatesville Link and SCCOOT buses for the next two years.
Five Lincoln University Students receive STEM Awards:  The following Lincoln University Students were recently awarded HBCU STEM Fellowship Awards or the National Minority STEM Fellowship Program Award for study in programs in STEM areas.
Name Fellowship Type Graduate School Graduate Program
Brittany Roundtree HBCU STEM U. of Delaware Biological Sciences
Adebola Popoola HBCU STEM U. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Biological Sciences
Jazmyne Lowery HBCU STEM Drexel University Chemistry
Kevin Bonner HBCU STEM Fairleigh Dickinson University Management Information Systems
Robert Jones National STEM U. of Delaware Material Science/Solar Energy
Letters have been prepared to go to students informing them that they will be administratively withdrawn from the University if the balances owed on their student accounts are not brought to within the acceptable limit.
Dr. Walton will work with fiscal affairs, admissions and financial aid on a letter to entering freshmen, and another to returning students, regarding satisfying financial obligations to the University.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

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