President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
9:00 a.m.
Vail Hall Board Room


MINUTES

ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Ms. Thelma Ross for Interim Vice President Jerryl Briggs, Dr. Harold Aubrey for Vice President Grant D. Venerable, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, and Ms. Diane M. Brown.  

MINUTES

Cabinet minutes of December 8, 2009 were approved.

PRESIDENT

School Brochures – The Deans were asked to review their school brochures and make any necessary changes by December 18th.  All school brochures are to follow the format and layout of the School of Natural Science.  The sign-off of the Deans and Admissions personnel is needed prior to sending to print.  

Three-Year Cohort Default Rates – The U.S. Department of Education released the following default rates for Lincoln University for FY2007, FY 2006 and FY2005.
                                  FY07            FY06              FY05
Default Rate               11.3                11.2                11.1
No. in Default               89                 106                   84
No. in Repay               782                 946                 751

Summer Bridge Program – The logistics of implementing a 2010 Summer Bridge Program for new students were discussed.  President Nelson asked that a cost model be developed as soon as possible.  The current plan is to accommodate 200 students on the main campus and 50 students at 3020 Lincoln Plaza in Philadelphia.  

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS


Catalogue - President Nelson charged the division with correcting and posting the University Catalogue on the University’s web site as soon as possible by January 4, 2010.

Establishment of Official Notification Prosces - The Deans were charged with establishing an official process for notifying appropriate offices of changes authorized at faculty meetings.

2009 Middle States Association (MSA) Conference – Dr. Aubrey briefed the Cabinet on the 2009 MSA Conference proceedings and the issue concerning the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHE) (in)ability to satisfy the “separate and independent” Federal Regulations requirements.  He advised that Lincoln University should support the CHE’s position on the issues concerning its relationship with its corporate parent, the Middle States Association (MSA).  He also advised support of the Resolution on this issue which was approved by CHE at its November Meeting.  

STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT

Spring 2010 Admissions Statistics (As of 12.15.09)

# of undergraduate applications received for spring 2009 …...…..     359
# of undergraduate applications received for spring 2010 ……..…    448
# for spring 2010 with SAT scores over 900 …………………....      20

# of undergraduate students admitted for spring 2009 ………...….    133
# of undergraduate students admitted for spring 2010 ………...….      73
# for spring 2010 with SAT scores over 900 ……..………….......      14

# of undergraduate deposits paid for spring 2009 ……………..….      78
# of undergraduate deposits paid for spring 2010 ……………..….      33
# for spring 2010 with SAT over 900 …….…………………...….       8

# of graduate applications received for spring 2009 ……………….      54
# of graduate applications received for spring 2010 ………………     103

# of graduate students admitted spring 2009 …………….………...      49
# of graduate students admitted spring 2010 ………………….…...      58

Residence Hall Maintenance – The following maintenance projects will be undertaken over the holiday break:
•    Cresson Hall shower/restroom area
•    Alumni House roofing
•    Painting in common areas of residence halls on list submitted to Physical Plant

FISCAL AFFAIRS

Vice President Merlin will follow up with the company performing the assessment of the cafeteria dishwasher to ensure all health requirements are being met.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 12:10 p.m.
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