FR Doc E7-15097
[Federal Register: August 3, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 149)]
[Page 43263]
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President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities

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

ACTION: Notice of An Open Teleconference Meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the 
upcoming meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal 
Colleges and Universities to be held via telephone conference. The 
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 participate by following the instructions below. The President's 
Board on Tribal Colleges and Universities is giving less than 15 days 
notice due to scheduling difficulties.

Dates and Times: The teleconference meeting will be held on Wednesday, 
August 8, 2007, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: Information concerning the conference call can be obtained 
from the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities 
website. Instructions concerning how to participate, and contact 
information for the conference call can be obtained through the link Alternately, interested parties may contact 

Tonya Ewers at 202-219-7040 for conference call information.

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.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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 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.
    The purpose of the meeting is to review a recommendation received 
from the Working Group for the update of the Board's Action Agenda, to 
discuss extension of the Executive Order and to establish fiscal year 
(FY) 2008 meeting dates for the Board.
    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 
Wednesday August 1, 2007. 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 between 5:45 p.m. 
and 6 p.m. Comments will be limited to three (3) 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 Wednesday, August 1, 2007.
    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., Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 
Internet at the following site:

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James F. Manning,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
 [FR Doc. E7-15097 Filed 8-2-07; 8:45 am]