FR Doc 05-4543
[Federal Register: March 9, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 45)]
[Page 11625-11626]
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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 an open 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

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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: Tuesday, March 22, 2005.
    Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Board will meet at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127
Connecticut Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20036. Phone: 202-347-3000,
Fax: 202-776-9182.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Leonard Dawson, Deputy Counselor,
White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities,
1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006; telephone: (202) 502-7889,
fax: 202-502-7879.

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 dated 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.
    Agenda: The purpose of the meeting is to plan and coordinate Board
activities for 2005-2006; to receive and deliberate on recommendations
from the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
(NAFEO) and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) on final
recommendations for the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of
1965, as amended, and to discuss other items pertinent to the Board and
the Nation's HBCUs.
    Additional Information: 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
Tuesday, March 15, 2005. 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 Tuesday, March
22, 2005, 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 Tuesday, March 15, 2005.
    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 2, 2005.
Margaret Spellings,
Secretary of Education, Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 05-4543 Filed 3-8-05; 8:45 am]