FR Doc 04-7212
[Federal Register: March 31, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 62)]
[Page 16905-16906]
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President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and 

AGENCY: President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges 
and Universities, Department of 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: Thursday, April 29, 2004.

Time: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Board will meet in Atlanta, GA at the Morehouse School 
of Medicine, National Center for Primary Care--Room 456, 720 Westview 

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SW., Atlanta, GA 30310, Phone: 404-756-6700, Fax: 404-752-1847.

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, and Executive Order 
13316 of September 17, 2003. 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 receive an update on the Ayers 
desegregation case and its implications for HBCUs; and to plan 
activities to be held during National Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities Week.
    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 Thursday, April 22, 2004. 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 Thursday, April 
29, 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 Thursday, April 22, 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 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Dated: March 18, 2004.
Rod Paige,
Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 04-7212 Filed 3-30-04; 8:45 am]