FR Doc E6-12013
[Federal Register: July 27, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 144)]
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[Page 42636-42637]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities

AGENCY: President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and 
Universities, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of an Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting 
of the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal 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 and Times: Thursday, August 10, 2006 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 
August 11, 2006 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Board will meet at the Radisson Hotel in Duluth, 
Minnesota, 505 W. Superior St., phone: 218-727-8981.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Cavett, Executive Director, 
White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities, 1990 K 
Street, NW., Room 7014, Washington, DC 20006; telephone: (202) 219-
7040, fax: 202-219-7086.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President's Board of Advisors on Tribal 
Colleges and Universities is established under Executive Order 13270, 
dated July 2, 2002, and Executive Order 13385 dated September 25, 2005. 
The Board is established (a) to report to the President annually on the 
results of the participation of tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) 
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 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 
TCUs in the areas of infrastructure, academic programs, and faculty and 
institutional development; (c) to advise the Secretary in the 
preparation of a Three-Year Federal plan for assistance to TCUs in 
increasing their capacity to participate in Federal programs; (d) to 
provide the President with an annual progress report on enhancing the 
capacity of TCUs 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 TCUs.
    Agenda: The purpose of the meeting is to update and enhance the 
Board's Action Agenda through a review of collaborative efforts and to 
discuss relevant issues to be addressed as the

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Board pursues opportunities to strengthen capacity of programs at the 
tribal colleges and universities.
    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 Tonya Ewers at (202) 219-7040, no later than 
Friday, August 4, 2006. 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 Friday, August 
11, 2006, between 11 a.m.-12 noon. Comments will be limited to ten (10) 
minutes for those speakers who sign up to speak. Those members of the 
public interested in submitting written comments may do so at the 
address indicated above by Friday, August 4, 2006.
    Records are kept of all Board proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at the Office of the White House Initiative on Tribal 
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: July 20, 2006.
James Manning,
Acting Assistant Secretary , Office of Post Secondary Education, U.S. 
Department of Education.
 [FR Doc. E6-12013 Filed 7-26-06; 8:45 am]

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