President’s Cabinet Meeting
December 6, 2005
9:00 a.m.

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President William B. Bynum, Jr., Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Mr. James Simington, Registrar for Vice President Grant D. Venerable, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  

Minutes of November 29, 2005 Cabinet meeting were approved with necessary corrections.

President Nelson reported on his participation in the HBCU/ETS meeting in Atlanta on the topic of admissions testing.  ETS has been holding these meetings with groups of HBCU presidents and testing executives on the topic of African American input in student assessment tools.

President Nelson participated in a meeting concerning healthcare at institutions of higher learning with an emphasis on implementing a wellness piece.  Lincoln University will participate as one of ten pilot schools for information gathering on this topic.

Vice President Hill provided updates on:
·    An upcoming proposal for the gaming industry involving the University’s Center of Excellence in Business and Information Technology
·    Continuing Education programs – Cabinet discussed the registration process for these new programs.  A policy regarding CEU units must be drafted and put in place.
·    KYW News Radio marketing opportunity for Lincoln University during Black History Month

The Cabinet discussed the appropriate method of reporting endowment account activity to account contributors.  This matter is still under review.

Mr. Simington reported that 1198 students have pre-registered for the spring semester.  A total of 342 students have not completed the pre-registration process.

A letter regarding graduation policy/requirements will be included with the mailing of student grades.

Vice President Bynum reported that the University will contract with Alden & Associates as football consultants as we move forward in this area.

Admission Statistics for Spring 2006 as of December 5, 2005:
# Undergraduate applications received Spring 2005        379
# Undergraduate applications received Spring 2004        350

# Undergraduate students admitted Spring 2005             64
# Undergraduate students admitted Spring 2004             82

Updates to the Strategic Plan are due in the President’s Office after the Christmas and New Year holidays.

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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