President's Cabinet Meeting

December 13, 1999

Attendees:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Richard C. Winchester, Vice President Edward L. McCusker, Vice President Arnold T. Hence, Vice President  Anthony R. Fairbanks, Mr. John Willis, Ms. Diane M. Brown

Physical Facilities Issues - Mr. Willis reported that L& I will be coming to the campus today and the hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, December 14, 1999 in Harrisburg.  Mr. McCusker will be attending the meeting with Mr. Willis.  Mr. Willis indicated that work on the building violations was proceeding with no major obstacles and he felt that the L&I inspection should go well.

Urban Center Status - Dr. Nelson shared with the Cabinet a Memorandum from Dr. Linda Stine listing several matters of concern to the faculty at the Urban Center.    It was agreed that faculty at the Urban Center are to receive free parking.

Enrollment - Admissions is to target residents of Oxford, Kennett Square, Coatesville, Lancaster and West Chester for commuting student population.  They are also to establish a target number for undergraduate and graduate enrollment and a plan for the coordination of recruiting.

Privatized Housing - Dr. Nelson shared with the Cabinet a Privatized Housing "Request for Proposal" developed by Prairie View A&M University.  He will adapt the plan to L.U. and see if there is any interest.

Major Gift Prospects - Vice President Fairbanks has compiled a list of prospective major donors to Lincoln.  He is to prepare a plan for establishing contact with these persons and present it to the Cabinet at its next meeting.  A similar plan must also be established for honorary degree recipients.


Enrollment Planning & Student Life - Vice President Hence indicated that his staff would like to move Residence Life from the SUB to the LLC.  He was informed that the rooms in question had already been assigned to Dr. Babatunde for the Honors Program.  Vice Presidents Fairbanks, Hence, and Dr. Babatunde are to look at how to best utilize the available spaces in the LLC.

Other options discussed included moving Upward Bound to Hafer House, assigning Ms. Cohen to the space currently occupied by Upward Bound, and moving Residence Life to Cannon House.
Academic Affairs - Vice President Winchester indicated that space is still needed for the Art Department.  The Cabinet agreed that Room 318 or 319 in Dickey Hall can be assigned to the Art Department.  Department Chair meetings can be held in the Board Room since the Art Dept. will be occupying their normal meeting space.

Fiscal Affairs - Vice President McCusker spoke briefly on the new Employee Assistance Program offered to employees of Lincoln.  This is a benefit offered at no cost to the employee.  The Vice Presidents were asked to encourage their Directors to become familiar with the benefits offered under the program and to encourage employees to utilize these benefits.

Vice President McCusker reported that Campus America had begun the retrofit of the POISE system to carry us through the next registration period.

He also reported that an amendment to the Financial Aid Consultant Proposal must be sent out.

Diane M. Brown
Assistant to the President

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