President’s Cabinet Meeting
December 4, 2007
9:00 AM
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dean Jerryl Briggs for Vice President William B. Bynum, and Ms. Diane M. Brown. 
 
Minutes
 
Minutes of November 28, 2007 Cabinet meeting were approved.
 
PHEAA public service goals 2007-2008
 
PHEAA has announced that it is taking the following steps to make certain that existing public service commitments for the 2007-08 academic year are met:
-        Adjust PHEAA’s funding for the PA State Grant supplement to $35 million
-        Workforce Advancement Grant for Education (WAGE) for adult students will not be funded for 2008-09
-         No new recipients will be selected for the Academic Excellence Scholarship Program (renewal students will continue to receive awards)
-         Will not be contribution $2.45 million to the New Economy technology Scholarship (NETS) Program (current anticipated funding projected to be sufficient to support all eligible students.
-         Loan forgiveness programs will continue to be funded, including the Armed Forces Loan Forgiveness Program
 
Higher Education Act of 1965
 
The Depart of Education approved Lincoln University’s application to participate in programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 through September 30, 2011.
 
Academic Affairs
 
Several persons have applied for the position of Registrar vacated by Mr. Simington.  A search committee has been appointed and is meeting.  Mr. Gary Clarke will be appointed Interim Registrar until the search is completed.
 
Vice President Venerable informed the Cabinet that each of the three schools has expressed a desire to publish its own journal.  Cabinet discussed appropriate guidelines for the journals including establishing an advisory board for each school/journal, requirement that articles be peer-reviewed, and not allowing the use of the journal articles to satisfy requirements for tenure relating to publications.
 
3020 Market Street Update 11/26/07
 
Overall project is on schedule.  Moving company has dropped off boxes for faculty to pack up personal belongings and office items.  The move to the 3rd & 4th floors is scheduled to begin December 10th.  Lincoln is prepared to be off the first floor by December 15, 2007. 
 
International Cultural Center
 
The Department of General Services is moving forward with the awarding of the contracts for the new International Cultural Center.  Inasmuch as the bid came in substantially below the current available funding of $20,972,305, Lincoln University personnel are working with DGS, the architect and contractors to determine a Master List of changes to upgrade certain areas/components of the project. 
 
Oxford Area Transit Service
 
Mr. John Stephenson, a citizen of Oxford, is working with local, regional and state entities in an effort to establish a railway that would provide service through Nottingham, Oxford, Lincoln University and points east.  Mr. Stephenson is seeking the support of local organizations in this effort to provide a public transportation source for this region.
 
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 
Spring 2008 Admission statistics as of December 3, 2007.
 
# Undergraduate applicants Spring 2008 ……………………     526
# Undergraduate applicants Spring 2007 ……………………     576
 
# Undergraduates admitted Spring 2008 ……………………      140
# Undergraduates admitted Spring 2007 ……………………        94
 
# Deposits Paid Spring 2008 ………………………………         74
# Deposits Paid Spring 2007 ………………………………         33
 
Fiscal Affairs
 
Effective January 1, 2008, the mileage reimbursement rate paid by Lincoln University to employees for the approved use of their personal vehicles for business purposes will be 50.5 cents per mile.  This is the rate approved by the Internal Revenue Service to be paid to employees in lieu of reimbursing actual expenses incurred.
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m. 
 

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