President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
9:00 a.m.
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Provost and Senior Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Ms. Thelma Ross for Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, and Ms. Diane M. Brown. 
Cabinet meeting minutes of December 1, 2010 were approved.
Spring admittance numbers – Admittances for the spring semester total 81 students to date.  An additional fifty (50) students have been admitted to the BHS program. 
Presidential Aid Awards  - President Nelson has set aside $300,000 to aid students in danger of administrative withdrawal from school due to balances owed the University.  Awards will be made through the office of financial aid.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education Action – A set of program assessment plans has been forwarded to the external evaluator for review.  Additional plans will be forwarded as completed.
Mileage Reimbursement - Lincoln University’s mileage reimbursement rate will remain at 50 cents per mile for travel on University business via personal vehicle.
Clerical Training – All clerical staff in the Bursar’s office will be trained on the use of new equipment/software so all will be able to perform cashier duties.
Admissions criteria – Dr. Nelson stressed the importance of maintaining our enrollment numbers for fall 2011.  SAT score requirements for admittance to Lincoln University were discussed for fall 2011, Summer Bridge, and Spring 2012.  Students who do not meet the requirements for admittance in the fall will receive a letter of admittance to the Summer Bridge program, providing their SAT scores fall within the cut-off level.  The criteria may be revisited if situations warrant. 
College Textbook Policies Advisory Committee – Recent legislation establishing a College Textbook Policies Advisory Committee as a standing committee of the State Board of Education also provides for a faculty member from Lincoln University to serve on the 23-memer Advisory Committee.  Dr. Venerable will recommend the faculty person for President Nelson’s consideration and submission.
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 10:45 a.m.

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