President’s Cabinet Meeting
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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 1½ hours after
Cabinet meeting minutes of November 16, 2010 were approved.
Items of priority – Discussion was held on each of the following items:
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….”
of maintaining enrollment for fall 2011
that the state may experience a shortfall next year
operational budget may see a state funding cut this fiscal year
contract negotiations begin in January
Communications program turnover in leadership
Program at The Barnes Foundation must be developed to a higher level
comments from the outside auditing firm included the need to increase the
number of personnel to handle audit requirements in the business office
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.
of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
VICE PRESIDENT FOR FISCAL AFFAIRS
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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