[Federal Register: May 19, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 96)]
[Page 27030-27031]
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President's Board of Advisory on Historically Black Colleges and 

AGENCY: President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges 
and Universities, Education.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an 
upcoming meeting of the President's board of Advisors on Historically 
Black Colleges and Universities (Board). The notice also describes the 
functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required by section 
10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to 
notify the pubic of their opportunity to attend.

DATES: Wednesday, May 28, 2003.

TIME: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Board will meet in Washington, DC the Wyndham Hotel on 
1400 M Street.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ambassador Leonard H.O. Spearman, 
Executive Director, or Beverly Ward, Special Assistant, White House 
Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 400 
Maryland Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 502-9700.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President's Board of Advisors on 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities is established under 
Executive Order 13256 dated February 12, 2002. The Board is established 
(a) to report to the President annually on the results of the 
participation of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) 
is Federal programs, including recommendations on how to increase the 
private sector role, including the role of private foundations, in 
strengthening these institutions, with particular emphasis on enhancing 
institutional planning and development, strengthening fiscal

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stability and financial management, and improving institutional 
infrastructure, including the use of technology, to ensure the long-
term viability and enhancement of these institutions; (b) to advise the 
President and the Secretary of Education (Secretary) on the needs of 
HBCUs in the areas of infrastructure, academic programs, and faculty 
and institutional development; (c) to advise the Secretary in the 
preparation of an annual Federal plan for assistance to HBCUs in 
increasing their capacity of participate in Federal programs; (d) to 
provide the President with an annual progress report on enhancing the 
capacity of HBCUs to serve their students; and (e) to develop, in 
consultation with the Department of Education and other Federal 
agencies, a private sector strategy to assist HBCUs.
    The purpose of the meeting is to address administrative issues, 
such as annual ethics training.
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening 
devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify Barbara 
Lindler at (202) 502-7904 by no later than May 16, 2003. We will 
attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date but cannot 
guarantee their availability. The meeting site is accessible to 
individuals with disabilities.
    An opportunity for public comment is available on May 28, 2003 
between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Those members of the public interested in 
submitting written comments may do so at the address indicated above by 
Friday, May 25, 2003.
    Records are kept of all Board proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at the office of the White House Initiative on 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities from the hours of 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m.

William Hansen,
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 03-12530 Filed 5-16-03; 8:45 am]