FR Doc E8-30254[Federal Register: December 19, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 245)]
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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: The notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting 
of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities. The notice also describes the functions of the Board. 
Notice of the meeting is required by Section 10 (a) (2) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act and intended to notify the public of its 
opportunity to attend. Due to scheduling difficulties, this notice is 
appearing in the Federal Register less than 15 days prior to the 
meeting date.

DATES: Tuesday, January 13, 2009.
    Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Board will meet on the campus of Fisk University, 
Jubilee Hall, Appleton Room, 1000 17th Avenue, North, Nashville, TN 
37208, Phone: 615-329-8500; Fax: 615-329-8576.

Executive 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.
    The meeting will provide the Board a forum to receive presentations 
regarding the status of the 2006 and 2007 annual reports and to discuss 
other related pertinent issues involving implementation of Presidential 
Executive Order 13256. The meeting will be open to the public.
    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 Wednesday, January 7, 2009. 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 Tuesday, January 
13, 2009 between 3:00 p.m.-3:30 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 Wednesday, January 7, 2009.
    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 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Electronic Access to this Document: You may view this document, as 
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Cheryl L. Oldham,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
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