FR Doc E9-22524[Federal Register: September 18, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 180)]
[Page 47932-47933]
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National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary 

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary 

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the National Board of the 
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).


SUMMARY: At this time, the Secretary of Education invites interested 
parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on FIPSE's 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 742 of the Higher Education Act of 
1965, as amended [20 U.S.C. 1138a], establishes the National Board of 
the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. The Board 
consists of 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Education. A 
majority (maximum of eight) of the members of the Board shall consist 
of public interest representatives, including students, and a minority 
(maximum of seven) shall consist of educational representatives. At 
least one of the members must be a student at the time of appointment. 
Board members are appointed for overlapping 3-year terms. The Board 
advises the Secretary and, by delegation, the Assistant Secretary of 
the Office of Postsecondary Education on priorities for the improvement 
of postsecondary education and the evaluation, dissemination, and 
adaptation of improvements in postsecondary educational practice. The 
Board also advises the Secretary on the operation of FIPSE, including 
providing advice on planning documents, guidelines, and procedures for 
grant competitions prepared by FIPSE.
    Nomination Process: Any interested person or organization may 

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one or more qualified individuals for membership. If you would like to 
nominate an individual or yourself for appointment to the Board, please 
submit the following information to the U.S. Department of Education's 
White House Liaison Office:
     A copy of the nominee's r[eacute]sum[eacute];
     A cover letter that provides your reason(s) for nominating 
the individual; and
     Contact information for the nominee (name, title, business 
address, business phone, fax number, and business e-mail address).
    In addition, the cover letter must state that the nominee (if 
nominating someone other than yourself) has agreed to be nominated and 
is willing to serve on the Board. Nominees will be appointed based on 
technical qualifications and professional experience. An individual who 
has previously served on the Board for six consecutive years may not be 
reappointed for two years after the expiration of the sixth year of 

DATES: Nominations for the Board must be submitted (postmarked, if 
sending by mail; received electronically; or received, if hand 
delivered) by October 19, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations, including attachments, by any of 
the following methods:
     Electronically: Send to: (specify 
in the e-mail subject line, ``FIPSE Nomination''); or
     Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger, or 
courier service: Submit one copy of the documents listed above to the 
following address: U.S. Department of Education, White House Liaison 
Office, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 7C109, Washington, DC 20202. 
Attn: Karen Akins.
    For questions, contact Karen Akins, White House Liaison Office, at 
(202) 401-3677; fax (202) 205-0723, or via e-mail at

    Dated: September 14, 2009.
Arne Duncan,
Secretary of Education.
[FR Doc. E9-22524 Filed 9-17-09; 8:45 am]