FR Doc 04-1491
[Federal Register: January 23, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 15)]
[Page 3336]
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President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities, Meeting

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 agenda of the meeting 
of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities. This 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 public of its 
opportunity to attend.

DATES: Wednesday, February 11, 2004

TIME: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Board will meet in Washington, DC at the Hilton 
Washington Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Phone: 
202-483-3000. Fax: 202-232-0438.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Leonard Dawson, Deputy Counselor, 
White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 
1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 502-7889.

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) in 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 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 to 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 discuss plans for submission of 
the Board's 2002-2003 Annual Report: to develop strategies for the 
Private Sector Initiative; and to provide input for planning activities 
to be held during National Historically Black Colleges and Universities 
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening 
devices, or material in alternative format) should notify ReShone Moore 
at (202) 502-7893 no later than Friday, February 6, 2004. Will 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 Wednesday, 
February 11, 2004, between 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Those members of the public 
interested in submitting written comments may do so at the address 
indicated above by Friday, February 6, 2004.
    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, U.S. Department of 
Education, 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006, during the hours 
of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rod Page,
Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 04-1491 Filed 1-22-04; 8:45 am]