President’s Cabinet Meeting
December 13, 2004

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President William B. Bynum, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Vice President Grant D. Venerable and Ms. Diane M. Brown.
Attending for portion of meeting:  Mr. John Thompson

Minutes of December 6, 2004 Cabinet meeting were approved.

Physical Plant Update
The University has purchased a total of eight new pick up trucks and vans for the use of Physical Plant and University programs/organizations.  The University’s Fleet Manager will coordinate the use of the vehicles in accordance with the Fleet Management Policy.  

Twelve trailers will be brought on campus to be used during the renovation of University Hall.  The trailers will be in place 1-5 years, depending on space requirements during the renovation of additional University buildings.

The strategic placement of additional trashcans around the campus has helped to cut down on litter on the grounds.

Change to Lincoln University Travel Policy
The following change to the Lincoln University travel policy was established:   

Effective immediately, Lincoln University will no longer cover the cost for the use of any type of shuttle/transportation service as a method of transport between an employee’s residence/place of employment and the airport/train station.  Expenses incurred in connection to the use of any type of shuttle/transportation service for this purpose will be the responsibility of the traveler.  This change in the travel policy will remain in effect until revoked in writing.

Fiscal Affairs
The office of Fiscal Affairs has been asked to put together a “Request for Proposal” for a Stockbroker for the University.

December 2004 administrative payroll will be distributed on December 21st.  This is a one-time occurrence.  In future years, December payroll will fall on normally scheduled date according to established University policy.

Spring 2005 Admissions Statistics
As of December 11, 2004, a total of 87 new students have been admitted to Lincoln University for the Spring 2005 Session.  Thirty-one of those students admitted have paid their deposit to the University.

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 1:00 p.m.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President
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