FR Doc 05-17138
[Federal Register: August 29, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 166)]
[Page 51028-51029]
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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 
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, September 15, 2005.
    Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Board will meet at the Hyatt Regency Washington Hotel, 
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20001. Phone: 202-737-1234, 
Fax: 202-393-7927.

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

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recommendations on how to increase the private sector role, including 
the role of private foundations, in strengthening these institutions, 
with particular emphasis also given to 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 receive and deliberate on 
legislative and policy issues pertinent to the Board and the nation's 
HBCUs and to discuss relevant issues to be addressed in the Board's 
multiyear annual report.
    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 
Thursday, September 8, 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 
    An opportunity for public comment is available on Thursday, 
September 15, 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 Thursday, September 8, 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.

Margaret Spellings,
Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 05-17138 Filed 8-26-05; 8:45 am]