President's Cabinet Meeting
December 8, 2003

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

The Cabinet approved the minutes of the December 1, 2003 meeting.

Faculty Contract Negotiations/Strike Update
Following a lengthy negotiating session on Tuesday, December 2, 2003, the Faculty returned to their classrooms on December 3rd.  Future negotiating sessions were agreed to, but had not yet been scheduled.

Middle States Accreditation
At its November 19-20, 2003 session, the Middles States Commission on Higher Education acted to accept Lincoln University's Periodic Review Report and reaffirmed the University's accreditation.  A monitoring report is due from the University to the Commission by October 1, 2005.  Following is pertinent information contained in the current "Statement of Accreditation Status" for Lincoln University:

Enrollment (headcount):    1,561 Undergraduate; 437 Graduate
Control:                            Public
Affiliation:                         State
Institution Type:                Baccalaureate-General
Degrees Offered:              Baccalaureate, Master's
Distance Learning:            No
National and Specialized Accreditation:  National Recreation and Park Association/American
                                                             Association for Leisure & Recreation.
Branch campuses:            None
Additional Locations:       Lincoln University Urban Center, Philadelphia, PA
Other Instructional Sites:  None
Status:                             Member since 1922
Last Reaffirmed:              2003
Next Self-Study Evaluation:         2007-2008
Next Periodic Review Report:     June 1, 2013
Date Status Report Printed:         November 26, 2003
Development & External Relations

Fiscal Year Contributions Analysis
Contributions from the private sector for the YTD ending 11/30/2003 increased 132% over last year.  Contributions totaled $421,444 for this year as compared to $182,049 for the same period last year.

November 2003 Career Fair
A total of 112 agencies participated in the Career Fair held November 20, 2003 on Lincoln's campus.  Over 200 Lincoln students took advantage of the opportunity to meet with the various representatives from businesses, government agencies, schools and graduate schools.  According to the surveys completed by the agency representatives, our students received very high ratings in the areas of appearance, verbal communication and professional behavior.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Admission Statistics for Spring 2004 as of December 5, 2003
# of Undergraduate applications received Spring 2004. 304
# of Undergraduate applications received Spring 2003. 445

# of Undergraduate students admitted Spring 2004..   73
# of Undergraduate students admitted Spring 2003.. 109

# of Graduate applications received Spring 2004.   57
# of Graduate applications received Spring 2003.   69

The Cabinet meeting was adjourned at 11:30 AM.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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