[Federal Register: May 27, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 102)]
[Page 28810-28811]
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National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and
Integrity; Notice of Members

AGENCY: National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and 
Integrity, Department of Education.

What Is the Purpose of This Notice?

    The purpose of this notice is to list the members of the National 
Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (National 
Advisory Committee) and to give the public the opportunity to nominate 
candidates for the positions to be vacated by those members whose terms 
will expire on September 30, 1999. This notice is required under 
Section 114(c) of the Higher Education Act (HEA), as amended by Pub. L. 

What Is the Role of the National Advisory Committee?

    The National Advisory Committee is established under Section 114 of 
the HEA, as amended, and is composed of 15 members appointed by the 
Secretary of Education from among individuals who are representatives 
of, or knowledgeable concerning, education and training beyond 
secondary education, including representatives of all sectors and type 
of institutions of higher education.
    The National Advisory Committee meets at least twice a year and 
provides recommendations to the Secretary of Education pertaining to:
    * The establishment and enforcement of criteria for
recognition of accrediting agencies or associations under subpart 2 of 
part H of Title IV, HEA.
    * The recognition of specific accrediting agencies or
    * The preparation and publication of the list of nationally
recognized accrediting agencies and associations.
    As the Committee deems necessary or on request, the Committee also 
advises the Secretary about:
    * The eligibility and certification process for institutions
of higher education under Title IV, HEA.
    * The development of standards and criteria for specific
categories of vocational training institutions and institutions of 
higher education for which there are no recognized accrediting 
agencies, associations, or State agencies in order to establish the 
interim eligibility of those institutions to participate in Federally 
funded programs.
    * The relationship between (1) accreditation of institutions
of higher education and the certification and eligibility of such 
institutions, and (2) State licensing responsibilities with respect to 
such institutions.
    * Any other advisory functions relating to accreditation and
institutional eligibility that the Secretary may prescribe.

What Are the Terms of Office for Committee Members?

    The term of office of each member is 3 years, except that any 
member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of 
the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed is appointed 
for the remainder of the term. A member may be appointed, at the 
Secretary's discretion, to serve more than one term.

Who Are the Current Members of the Committee?

    The current members of the National Advisory Committee are:

Members With Terms Expiring 9/30/99

    * Mr. Gordon M. Ambach (Committee Vice Chairperson),
Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, 
    * Dr. Norman Francis, President, Xavier University of
    * Dr. George A. Pruitt, President, Thomas A. Edison State
College, New Jersey.
    * Dr. Norma S. Rees, President, California State University,
    * Honorable Thomas P. Salmon, Chair of the Board, Green
Mountain Power Corporation, Vermont.

Members With Terms Expiring 9.30.00

    * Dr. David W. Adamany, President Emeritus and Distinguished
Professor of Law and Political Science, Wayne State University, 
    * Mr. Robert L. Hawkins, Superintendent, Colorado Mental
Health Institute.
    * Ms. Tanya L. Pollard, Student, Yale University,
    * Dr. Eleanor P. Vreeland, Chairman, Barland, Inc., New
    * Dr. John A. Yena, President, Johnson & Wakes University,
Rhode Island.

Members With Terms Expiring 09/30.01

    * Mrs. Wilhelmina R. Delco (Committee Chairperson), Retired
Member of Texas House of Representatives.
    * Dr. Alfredo G. de los Santos, Jr., Vice Chancellor for
Educational Development, Maricopa Community Colleges, Arizona.
    * Dr. Kenneth B. Orr, President Emeritus, Presbyterian
College, South Carolina.
    * Dr. Robert L. Potts, President, University of North
    * Dr. Richard F. Rosser, President of the President's Group,

How Do I Nominate an Individual for Appointment as a Committee 

    If you would like to nominate an individual for appointment to the 
Committee, send the following information to the Committee's Executive 
    * A cover letter that provides your reason(s) for nominating
the individual; and
    * Contact information for the nominee (name, title, business
address, and business phone and fax numbers) and a copy of the 
nominee's resume.
    The information must be sent by [insert 45 days from date of 

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to the following address: Bonnie LeBold, Executive Director, National 
Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Education, ROB-3, Rm. 3082, 400 
Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-7592.

How Can I Get Additional Information?

    If you have any specific questions about the nomination process or 
general questions about the National Advisory Committee, please contact 
Ms. Bonnie LeBold, the Committee's Executive Director, at (202) 260-
3636 [phone] or (202) 260-5049 [fax] between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., 
Monday through Friday.

    Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1011.

    Dated: May 21, 1999.
Greg Woods,
Chief Operating Officer, The Office of Student Financial Assistance.
[FR Doc. 99-13553 Filed 5-26-99; 8:45 am]