December 9 2008
Vail Hall Board Room
Ivory V. Nelson, Vice
President William B. Bynum,
Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Mr.
André Dixon for Vice President Michael B. Hill, Dean John O.
Judith A.W. Thomas and Ms. Diane M. Brown. Mr.
attended for a portion of the meeting.
Cabinet minutes of December 2,
2008 were approved.
PHYSICAL PLANT BRIEFING
Langston Hughes Memorial Library Renovation – Phase II
library renovation project has begun. Due
to safety issues, the library staff will remain in the modules during
stage of the renovation project. The total
cost of the library renovation project amounts to $17,000,000 (Phase I:
Phase II: $7M, FFE: $4M).
Cafeteria – Repair/installation of the cold boxes in
will be undertaken over the holiday break before the students return in
Language Labs – The language labs in Ware Center
are expected to be on line for the spring semester.
Television & Radio Studios – These projects have to
due to prevailing wage requirements.
– The State has issued a letter requiring that the finishes in the
brought up to specs.
Landscaping – The PA Archeological Historical Society
the University that an exploration of approximately seven acres of the
be performed prior to the implementation of the landscape project.
University Property – The physical plant was advised
property is not permitted to be removed from the campus for the
personal use of
employees. A statement will be issued to the campus regarding this
Strategic Plan Updates – President Nelson reminded the
presidents that the Strategic Plan updates are due by the end of
2009. The revisions should reflect and
correlate with the goals and objectives contained in the recently
“Academic Plan for Excellence.”
Lincoln University students participate in Cornell
Nanobiotechnology Center’s Annual Symposium – Accompanied by Mr.
Simpson, Director of Career Services, Lincoln University students
Fatunmbi (Chemistry), Julia Greenfield (Biology/Chemistry), Adam Lowery
(Physics/Pre-Engineering) and Roddel Remy (Pre-Engineering)
participated in the
9th Annual Nanobiotechnology Symposium at Cornell University
27-28, 2009. The Cornell faculty and
administrators were very impressed with the students’ poster
their knowledge of the research they had conducted. Cornell staff has
to provide additional information regarding their summer research
Cost of College – Cabinet discussed various articles
regarding the rising cost of college and what institutions of higher
are doing to try to address the impact upon students.
Lincoln University Annual Christmas Concert – President
Nelson congratulated the Lectures and Recital Committee and the
Visual and Performing Arts on the excellent Annual Christmas Concert on
December 3. He was especially impressed
with the excellent presentation of Gloria,
which was performed entirely in Latin by the Lincoln University Concert
DEVELOPMENT & EXTERNAL RELATIONS
The office of Alumni Relations is
currently focusing on the year-end appeal letter to alumni.
Mr. Dixon, Director of
Corporation and Foundation Relations, informed the division of academic
that certain information is needed in order to move forward with
partnerships with individuals, corporations and foundations.
Updates were provided regarding
the ongoing Datatel conversion and the food service contract
currently in progress.
Deans Chikwem and Thomas provided
updates on various programs within their schools.
STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Vice President Bynum anticipates
that housing demands for spring 09 will exceed available space.
The Report of the NCAA review
visit has been received. Vice President
Bynum feels the university will be ready for the required April review.
The CIAA has released it
schedules for the next three academic years.
In light of Lincoln’s
scheduled competitions, Homecoming will have to be moved to the
October in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
There being no further business, President
Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:15 p.m.
The next meeting of the Cabinet
will be held January 14, 2009.
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