FR Doc E8-4010[Federal Register: March 3, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 42)]
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National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and 
Integrity; Notice of Members

AGENCY: National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and 
Integrity, Department of Education.

What Is the Purpose of This Notice?

    The purpose of this notice is to list the members of the National 
Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (the 
Committee) and to give the public the opportunity to nominate 
candidates for the positions to be vacated by those members whose terms 
will expire on September 30, 2008. This notice is required under 
section 114(c) of the Higher Education Act (HEA), as amended.

What Is the Role of the Committee?

    The Committee is established under section 114 of the HEA, as 
amended, and is composed of 15 members appointed by the Secretary of 
Education from among individuals who are representatives of, or 
knowledgeable concerning, education and training beyond secondary 
education, including representatives of all sectors and type of 
institutions of higher education.
    The Committee meets at least twice a year and provides 
recommendations to the Secretary of Education pertaining to:
     The establishment and enforcement of criteria for 
recognition of accrediting agencies or associations under Subpart 2 of 
Part H of Title IV, HEA.
     The recognition of specific accrediting agencies or 
     The preparation and publication of the list of nationally 
recognized accrediting agencies and associations.
    As the Committee deems necessary or on request, the Committee also 
advises the Secretary about:
     The eligibility and certification process for institutions 
of higher education under Title IV, HEA.
     The development of standards and criteria for specific 
categories of vocational training institutions and institutions of 
higher education for which there are no recognized accrediting 
agencies, associations, or State agencies in order to establish the 
interim eligibility of those institutions to participate in Federally 
funded programs.
     The relationship between (1) accreditation of institutions 
of higher education and the certification and eligibility of such 
institutions, and (2) State licensing responsibilities with respect to 
such institutions.
     Any other advisory functions relating to accreditation and 
institutional eligibility that the Secretary may prescribe.

What Are the Terms of Office for Committee Members?

    The term of office of each member is three years, except that any 
member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of 
the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed is appointed 
for the remainder of the term. A member may be appointed, at the 
Secretary's discretion, to serve more than one term.

Who Are the Current Members of the Committee?

    The current members of the Committee are:

Members With Terms Expiring 9/30/08

 Dr. Karen A. Bowyer, President, Dyersburg State Community 
College, Tennessee
 Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor, Keiser Collegiate System, 
 Dr. Geri H. Malandra, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor for 
Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Management, University 
of Texas System
 Dr. George A. Pruitt, President, Thomas A. Edison State 
College, New Jersey

Members With Terms Expiring 9/30/09

 Dr. Carol D'Amico, President and Chief Executive Officer, 
Conexus Indiana
 Mr. Patrick M. Callan, President, National Center for Public 
Policy/Higher Education
 Mr. William P. Glasgow, CEO American Way Education, Texas
 Ms. Anne D. Neal, President, American Council of Trustees and 
Alumni, Washington, DC
 Ms. Crystal Rimoczy, Student Member, Boston College, 
 Mr. H. James Towey, President, Saint Vincent College, 
 Honorable Pamela P. Willeford, Former Chair, Texas Higher 
Education Coordinating Board; Former Ambassador, Switzerland
 Dr. George Wright, President, Prairie View A & M University, 

Members With Terms Expiring 9/30/10

 Dr. Lawrence J. DeNardis, President Emeritus, University of 
New Haven, Connecticut
 Ms. Andrea Fischer-Newman, Chair, Board of Regents, University 
of Michigan; Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Northwest 
Airlines, Washington, DC
 Dr. Craig D. Swenson, President, Argosy University, Chicago, 

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How Do I Nominate an Individual for Appointment as a Committee Member?

    If you would like to nominate an individual for appointment to the 
Committee, send the following information to the Committee's Executive 
     A copy of the nominee's resume; and
     a cover letter that provides your reason(s) for nominating 
the individual and contact information for the nominee (name, title, 
business address, and business phone and fax numbers).
    The information must be sent by May 1, 2008 to the following 
address: Melissa Lewis, Executive Director, National Advisory Committee 
on Institutional Quality and Integrity, U.S. Department of Education, 
Room 7127, MS 7592, 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006.

How Can I Get Additional Information?

    If you have any specific questions about the nomination process or 
general questions about the National Advisory Committee, please contact 
Ms. Melissa Lewis, the Committee's Executive Director, telephone: (202) 
219-7009, fax: (202) 219-7008, e-mail: between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1011c.

    Dated: February 14, 2008.
Diane Auer Jones,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. E8-4010 Filed 2-29-08; 8:45 am]