FR Doc E7-22988
[Federal Register: November 27, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 227)]
[Page 66154-66155]
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President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and 

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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: Saturday, December 8, 2007.

TIME: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Board will meet at the Xavier University of Louisiana, 
University Center Building, Suite 308, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, LA 
70125, Phone: 504-520-7904, Fax: 504-520-7904.

Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities, 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006; telephone: 
(202) 502-7549, 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.
    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 
discuss relevant issues to be addressed in the Board's annual report. 
This meeting will also provide the Board with a forum to vote and 
approve action items regarding implementation of Presidential Executive 
Order 13256.
    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, December 6, 2007. We will attempt to meet requests for 
accommodations after this date, but, cannot guarantee availability. The 
meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
    An opportunity for public comment is available on Saturday, 
December 8, 2007, between 2:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Individuals who wish to 
provide comments will be allowed three to five minutes to speak. Those 
members of the public interested in submitting written comments may do 
so by submitting it to the attention of Leonard L. Haynes, 1990 K 
Street NW., Washington, DC., by Thursday, December 6, 2007.
    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, Monday-Friday 
during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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    Dated: November 16, 2007.
Diane Auer Jones,
Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, Office of 
Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. E7-22988 Filed 11-26-07; 8:45 am]