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President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities

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AGENCY:

Department of Education, President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities

ACTION:

Notice of An Open Teleconference Meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the upcoming meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities to be held via telephone conference. 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 its opportunity to participate by following the instructions below. The President's Board on Tribal Colleges and Universities is giving less than 15 days notice due to scheduling difficulties.

Dates and Times:

The teleconference meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES:

Information concerning the conference call can be obtained from the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities website. Instructions concerning how to participate, and contact information for the conference call can be obtained through the link http://www.ed.gov/​whitcu. Alternately, interested parties may contact Tonya Ewers at 202-219-7040 for conference call information.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Deborah Cavett, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities, 1990 K. Street, NW., Room 7014, Washington, DC 20006; telephone: (202) 219-7040, fax: 202-219-7086.

Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities is established under Executive Order 13270, dated July 2, 2002, and Executive Order 13385 dated September 25, 2005. The Board is established (a) To report to the President annually on the results of the participation of tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) 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 also 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 on the needs of TCUs in the areas of infrastructure, academic programs, and faculty and institutional development; (c) to advise the Secretary in the preparation of a three-year Federal plan for assistance to TCUs in increasing their capacity to participate in Federal programs; (d) to provide the President with an annual progress report on enhancing the capacity of TCUs 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 TCUs.

The purpose of the meeting is to review a recommendation received from the Working Group for the update of the Board's Action Agenda, to discuss extension of the Executive Order and to establish fiscal year (FY) 2008 meeting dates for the Board.

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 Tonya Ewers at (202) 219-7040, no later than Wednesday August 1, 2007. 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 between 5:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. Comments will be limited to three (3) minutes for those speakers who sign up to speak. Those members of the public interested in submitting written comments may do so at the address indicated above by Wednesday, August 1, 2007.

Records are kept of all Board proceedings and are available for public inspection at the Office of the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K. Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.

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Note:

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James F. Manning,

Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.

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[FR Doc. E7-15097 Filed 8-2-07; 8:45 am]

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