FR Doc 06-7037
[Federal Register: August 21, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 161)]
[Page 48543-48544]
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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.


otice 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: Wednesday, September 13, 2006.
    Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Board will meet at the Hyatt Regency Washington on 
Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey, NW., Washington, DC 20001, Phone: 202-
737-1234, Fax: 202-737-5773.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles M. Greene, Executive Director, 
White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 
1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006; telephone: (202) 502-7511, 
fax: 202-502-7852.

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 in strengthening these institutions, with particular 
emphasis 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.


    The purpose of the meeting is to receive and deliberate on policy 
issues pertinent to the Board and the nation's HBCUs and to discuss 
relevant issues to be addressed in the Board's annual report.

Additional Information

    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order

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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 Friday, September 1, 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 Wednesday, 
September 13, 2006, between 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Those members of the 
public interested in submitting written comments may do so by 
submitting it to the attention of Charles M. Greene, 1990 K Street, 
NW., Washington, DC, by Friday, September 1, 2006.
    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: August 13, 2006.
Jim Manning,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Post Secondary Education, U.S. 
Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 06-7037 Filed 8-18-06; 8:45am]