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

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of 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:

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

TIME:

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

The Board will meet in Washington, DC at the Hilton Washington Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Phone: 202-483-3000. Fax: 202-232-0438.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Leonard Dawson, Deputy Counselor, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20202; telephone: (202) 502-7889.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities is established under Executive Order 13256, dated February 12, 2002. 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 discuss plans for submission of the Board's 2002-2003 Annual Report: to develop strategies for the Private Sector Initiative; and to provide input for planning activities to be held during National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week.

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 Friday, February 6, 2004. Will 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 Wednesday, February 11, 2004, between 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Those members of the public interested in submitting written comments may do so at the address indicated above by Friday, February 6, 2004.

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, during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Rod Page,

Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

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[FR Doc. 04-1491 Filed 1-22-04; 8:45 am]

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