President's Board of Advisers on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Education.
Notice of meeting.
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the President's Board of Advisers on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Board). The 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 their opportunity to attend.
Thursday, September 18, 2003.
Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Board will meet in Arlington, VA at the Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dr. Leonard Dawson, Deputy Director to the Counselor to the Secretary for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 502-7889.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The President's Board of Advisers on Historically Black Colleges and Universities is established under Executive Order 13256, dated February 12, 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, including the role of private foundations, in strengthening these institutions, with particular emphasis on 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 report on the status of recommendations made by the Board at the May 28, 2003 meeting; to discuss reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, plans and reports from the Private Sector Initiative, and preparation for the Annual Report to the President; and to address critical issues facing HBCUs.
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 Barbara Lindler at (202) 502-7894 no later than September 8, 2003. 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 September 18, 2003, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Those members of the public interested in submitting written comments may do so at the address indicated above by Friday, September 12, 2003.
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 from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Start Signature
Secretary, Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 03-22607 Filed 9-4-03; 8:45 am]
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