FR Doc 05-10743
[Federal Register: May 31, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 103)]
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[Page 30939]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Open 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 President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and 
Universities (Board) meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an 
upcoming open meeting of 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 investigate ways the 
federal government can help tribal colleges use long-term development, 
endowment building and planning to strengthen institutional viability 
through private sector funding support. In addition, the Board will 
review and make a first assessment of the annual reports submitted by 
federal departments and agencies to the WHITCU as required by Executive 
Order 13270. Other topics include further enhancing the Board's 
strategic plan including identifying ways to expand and complement 
federal education initiatives; employing new and emerging technologies; 
augmenting resources to ultimately impact the recruitment and retention 
of students and faculty; and, assisting in implementing the No Child 
Left Behind Act of 2001 and meeting other high standards of educational 
achievement within the nation's tribal colleges and universities.

DATES: June 10, 2005, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 11, 2005, 9 a.m. to 12 
noon.
    Location: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay, 2040 
Airport Drive, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54313.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane L. Cullo, Executive Director, 
WHITCU, 1990 K Street, NW., Room 7007, Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: 
(202) 219-7025. Fax: (202) 219-7086.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Presidential Executive Order 13270 on July 
3, 2002 established The Board. The Board provides recommendations to 
the President of the United States 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. In addition, the Board also monitors the progress made by 
federal agencies in fulfilling their obligation to the Executive Order.
    The general public is welcome to attend the June 10-11, 2005 open 
meeting, however, space is limited and is available on a first-come, 
first-served basis. Individuals who need special accommodations for a 
disability in order to attend the meeting (i.e. interpreting services, 
assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should 
notify Betty Thompson at (202) 219-7040 no later than June 1, 2005. 
Every attempt to meet requests after this date will be made but cannot 
be guaranteed. 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 
within 90 days after the meeting. Records are kept of all Board 
proceedings and are available for public inspection at the WHITCU, 1990 
K Street, NW., Room 7007, Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: (202) 219-
7025. Fax: (202) 219-7086.

    Dated: May 25, 2005.
Margaret Spellings,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 05-10743 Filed 5-27-05; 8:45 am]

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