FR Doc E8-1364[Federal Register: January 28, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 18)]
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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.


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. 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 attend.
    Dates and Times: Monday, February 11, 2008, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Board will meet at The Madison, Washington, DC, 1177 
15th Street, NW., phone: (202) 862-1600.

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 was established under Executive Order 13270, 
dated July 2, 2002, and Executive Order 13446 dated September 28, 2007. 
The Board was 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.
    The purpose of the meeting is to update and document the Board's 
Action Agenda through a review of collaborative efforts, review the 
final draft of the FY 2006 Report to the President, and to discuss 
relevant issues to be addressed as the Board pursues opportunities to 
strengthen capacity of programs at the tribal colleges and 
    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 
Monday, January 28, 2008. We will attempt to meet requests for 
accommodations after this date, but we cannot guarantee their 
availability. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with 
    An opportunity for public comment is available on Tuesday, February 
12, 2008, between 1:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Comments will be limited to 
five (5)

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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 Monday, January 28, 2008.
    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.
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Diane Auer Jones,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
 [FR Doc. E8-1364 Filed 1-25-08; 8:45 am]