President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
9:00 a.m.


MINUTES

ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Interim Vice President Jerryl Briggs, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Ms. Danielle Jones for Vice President Howard E. Merlin and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Mr. John Thompson was in attendance for a portion of the meeting.

MINUTES

Cabinet minutes of November 17, 2009 were approved.

PHYSICAL PLANT UPDATE

-    DGS is trying to schedule projects 1101-39 (Grimm Hall), 1101-43 (Wright Hall) and 1101-44 (Library) together as a single bid package.  The proposed timetable for the issue of bids is January 6, 2010, bid opening February 3, 2010, bid execution March 24, 2010, begin construction April 5, 2010, and construction completion April 4, 2011.  Currently, the physical plant is clearing out these buildings in anticipation of the scheduled renovations.
-    The following projects are all expected to commence within the next year:
     o    campus landscaping
     o    HVAC – Manual Rivero Hall, Vail Hall, upgrades to LHML, coordinate entire control system
     o    Roofing – Vail Hall interior and Manual Rivero Hall
-    An assessment of buildings and residence halls will be undertaken during the holiday break.  The SGA president will be involved to help identify the buildings in need of painting and other items.
-    The division of SAEM will alert the students of what is being done concerning the leaks in Alumni, Cresson and Rendell Halls.
-    The dishwasher in the kitchen has been refurbished.  Plans are to install a gas hot water heating system that will provide instant hot water to the unit.
-    Temporary directional signage to the new International Cultural Center (ICC) will be placed along Baltimore Pike
 
PRESIDENT

New computers and furniture will be put in place for 80 computer stations for students in the Dickey Hall and the Living Learning Center labs.

FISCAL AFFAIRS

Vice President Merlin is making arrangements with the University’s larger suppliers to effectively utilize the University’s cash flow until the Commonwealth appropriation funding for this year is received.

STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT

Spring 2010 Admissions Statistics (As of 12.07.09)

# of undergraduate applications received for spring 2009 ………..     354
# of undergraduate applications received for spring 2010 ……..…     437
# for spring 2010 with SAT scores over 900 …………………….      19

# of undergraduate students admitted for spring 2009 …………….    128
# of undergraduate students admitted for spring 2010 …………….      65
# for spring 2010 with SAT scores over 900 ……..……………....      12

# of undergraduate deposits paid for spring 2009 ………………..        74
# of undergraduate deposits paid for spring 2010 ………………….      31
# for spring 2010 with SAT over 900 …….………………………..       8

# of graduate applications received for spring 2009 ………………..      54
# of graduate applications received for spring 2010 ………………..      89

# of graduate students admitted spring 2009 ………………………..     49
# of graduate students admitted spring 2010 ………………………..     44


ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:20 a.m.
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