FR Doc E8-6482[Federal Register: March 28, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 61)]
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President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and 

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education, President's Board of Advisors 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: Monday, April 14, 2008.
    Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Board will meet in the: IES Board Room, Suite 100, 80 F 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20202, Phone: 202-219-2253.

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

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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.


    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 

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, April 10, 2008. We will 
attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date, but, 
cannot guarantee their availability. The meeting site is accessible to 
individuals with disabilities.
    An opportunity for public comment is available on Monday, April 14, 
2008, between 1:45 p.m.-2 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, April 10, 2008.
    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.
    Electronic Access to this Document: You may view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
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Diane Auer Jones,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department 
of Education.
 [FR Doc. E8-6482 Filed 3-27-08; 8:45 am]