FR Doc 2011-3016[Federal Register: February 10, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 28)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education, President's Board of Advisors on 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Board).

ACTION: Notice of an Open Meeting.

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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. 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.

DATES: Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

TIME: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Board will meet at the U.S. Department of Education, 
Lyndon Baines Johnson Building, in Washington, District of Columbia, 
Departmental Auditorium, 1st Floor, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20202, 202-453-5634.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  John Silvanus Wilson, Jr., Executive 
Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20204; 
telephone: (202) 453-5634, fax: (202) 453-5632.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President's Board of Advisors on 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (the Board) is established 
by Executive Order 13532 (February 26, 2010). The Board is governed by 
the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), (Pub. L. 
92-463; as amended, 5 U.S.C.A., Appendix 2) which sets forth standards 
for the formation and use of advisory committees. The purpose of the 
Board is to advise the President and the Secretary of Education 
(Secretary) on all matters pertaining to strengthening the educational 
capacity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
    The Board shall advise the President and the Secretary in the 
following areas: (i) Improving the identity, visibility, and 
distinctive capabilities and overall competitiveness of HBCUs; (ii) 
engaging the philanthropic, business, government, military, homeland-
security, and education communities in a national dialogue regarding 
new HBCU programs and initiatives; (iii) improving the ability of HBCUs 
to remain fiscally secure institutions that can assist the nation in 
reaching its goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates 
by 2020; (iv) elevating the public awareness of HBCUs; and encouraging 
public-private investments in HBCUs; and (v) encouraging public-private 
investments in HBCUs.
    Agenda:
    The Board will receive updates from the Chairman of the President's 
Board of Advisors on HBCUs and the Executive Director of the White 
House Initiative on HBCUs on their respective activities since the 
Board's last meeting, which was held on September 15, 2010. In 
addition, the Board will discuss possible strategies to meet its duties 
under its charter.
    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 John P. 
Brown, associate director, White House Initiative on HBCUs, at (202) 
453-5645, no later than Thursday, February 24, 2011. We will attempt to 
meet requests for such 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, March 1, 
2011, from 1:30 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 them to the attention of John S. Wilson, White House 
Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 
20202, by Thursday, February 24, 2011.
    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, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202, Monday 
through Friday (excluding Federal holidays) during the hours of 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m.
    Electronic Access to the Document: You may view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 
Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/fedregister/index.html.

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    Dated: February 4, 2011.
Martha Kanter,
Under Secretary, Department of Education.
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