FR Doc 05-2280
[Federal Register: February 4, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 23)]
[Notices]               
[Page 5979]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges 
and Universities

AGENCY: White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities 
(WHITCU)--U.S. Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of Board meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an 
upcoming meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal 
Colleges and Universities (the Board) and is intended to notify the 
general public of their opportunity to attend. This notice also 
describes the functions of the Board. Notice of the Board's meetings is 
required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
and by the Board's charter.
    Agenda: The purpose of the meeting will be to further enhance the 
Board's strategic plan including identifying ways to strengthen 
institutional viability; explore private-sector funding support; expand 
and complement Federal education initiatives; employ new and emerging 
technologies; augment resources to ultimately impact the recruitment 
and retention of students and faculty; and, assist in implementing the 
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and meet other high standards of 
educational achievement within the nation's tribal colleges and 
universities.
    Dates and Time: February 16, 2005, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and February 
17, 2005, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
    Location: Residence Inn Washington--Capitol, 333 E Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane L. Cullo, Executive Director, 
White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 5W254, 
Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 401-0302; Fax: (202) 260-0485.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is established by Executive Order 
13270 of July 3, 2002 and Executive Order 13316 of September 17, 2003 
to provide advice regarding the progress made by Federal Agencies 
toward fulfilling the purposes and objectives of the first order. The 
Board also provides recommendations to the President through the 
Secretary of Education on ways the Federal government can help tribal 
colleges: (1) Use long-term development, endowment building and 
planning to strengthen institutional viability; (2) improve financial 
management and security, obtain private sector funding support, and 
expand and complement Federal education initiatives; (3) develop 
institutional capacity through the use of new and emerging technologies 
offered by both the Federal and private sectors; (4) enhance physical 
infrastructure to facilitate more efficient operation and effective 
recruitment and retention of students and faculty; and (5) help 
implement the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and meet other high 
standards of educational achievement.
    The general public is welcome to attend the February 16-17, 2005 
meeting, however, space is limited and is available on a first-come, 
first-served basis. Individuals who need accommodations for a 
disability in order to attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, 
assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should 
notify Diane Cullo at (202) 401-0302 no later than February 11, 2005. 
Every attempt to met requests after this date will be made but cannot 
be guaranteed availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting 
site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
    A summary of the activities of the meeting and other related 
materials that are informative to the public will be available to the 
public within 14 days after the meeting. Records are kept of all Board 
proceedings and are available for public inspection at the White House 
Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities, United States 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 5W254, 
Washington, DC 20202.

Margaret Spellings,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 05-2280 Filed 2-3-05; 8:45 am]

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