President’s Cabinet Meeting
December 12, 2007
9:00 AM
Vail Hall Board Room
 
 
Minutes
 
Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President William B. Bynum, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas for Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dr. Renford A.B. Brevett for Vice President Michael B. Hill, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  Attending for portion of meeting: Mr. John Thompson
 
Minutes
 
Minutes of December 4, 2007 Cabinet meeting were approved.
 
Physical Plant Briefing
 
§         The work at 3020 Market Street is progressing on schedule.  The renovated spaces are now of first class quality.  Mr. Thompson provided a sketch of the layout for the common area.
 
Academic Affairs
 
Dean Thomas advised that she has been contacted by a group that is producing a video in connection to “The Debaters” movie in which Denzel Washington portrays Melvin B. Tolson, a 1923 Lincoln graduate.  Dean Thomas was asked to coordinate efforts relating to this through the office of Communications.
 
Development and External Relations
 
Dr. Brevett provided the following updates on the security enhancement projects:
 
§         New campus alert siren is scheduled to be installed this month.
§         We are now prepared to key information to activate an email warning system 
 
Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
 
Lincoln University has been awarded a four-year Upward Bound Program grant by the U.S. Department of Education.  The annual funding period under the new grant is now December 1 through November 30. 
 
The Lincoln University 2008 Football schedule has been confirmed.  The first game is scheduled for August 30, 2008 at 1PM against George Mason University on the Lion’s temporary home field at Avon Grove High School. 
 
Lincoln University’s 2008 Homecoming will be October 18, 2008 and will feature a football game against Elizabeth City State University at 1PM.
 
The SAEM staff is trying to schedule a game with Cheyney to be played at the end of the 2008 season.
 
Spring 2008 Admission statistics as of December 10, 2007.
 
# Undergraduate applicants Spring 2008 ……………………     544
# Undergraduate applicants Spring 2007 ……………………     596
 
# Undergraduates admitted Spring 2008 ……………………      147
# Undergraduates admitted Spring 2007 ……………………      111
 
# Deposits Paid Spring 2008 ………………………………        76
# Deposits Paid Spring 2007 ………………………………        43
 
 
There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.


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