FR Doc 06-8827
[Federal Register: October 23, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 204)]
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[Page 62098]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities

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

ACTION: Notice of an Open Meeting, Conference Call.

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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: Tuesday, November 14, 2006.
    Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Conference Call Instructions: Dial in Toll Free Number: 1-800-516-
9896. Participant Code: 54237.
    Please note that if the participant dials in before the chairperson 
does, he/she becomes activitied and will be placed on hold with music.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles M. Greene, Executive Director, 
White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 
1900 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006; telephone: (202) 502-7511, 
fax: 202-501-7852.

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.
    Agenda: The purpose of the meeting is to receive and deliberate on 
policy issues pertinent to the Board and the nation's HBCUs and to 
approve the 2004-05 Annual Report that will be presented to the 
Secretary of Education and the President.
    Additional Information: Individuals who will need accommodations 
for a disability in order to participate on the call (e.g., assistive 
listening devices, or material in alternative format) should notify 
ReShone Moore at (202) 502-7893, no later than Tuesday, November 7, 
2006. We will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this 
date, but, cannot guarantee their availability.
    An opportunity for public comments is available on Tuesday, 
November 14, 2006, between 11:45 a.m.-12 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 Thursday, November 9. 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.

James F. Manning,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. 
Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 06-8827 Filed 10-20-06; 8:45 am]

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