2023 D.K. Stanley Day

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2023 D.K. Stanley Day

Join us in celebrating our first dean and HHP’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life.

By University of Florida College of Health & Human Performance

When and where

Date and time

Friday, February 24 · 10:30am - 4pm EST


Florida Gymnasium 1864 Stadium Road Room 105 Gainesville, FL 32608

About this event

The 2022 D.K. Stanley Day Committee and the College of Health & Human Performance invite the university and greater community to this special lecture, lunch and poster symposium.

About D.K. Stanley Day

The University of Florida's College of Health and Human Performance D.K. Stanley Day is held annually by the College of Health & Human Performance. It was established in 1986 as a memorial to Dennis Keith “Dutch” Stanley, the first dean of the college, in recognition of his many contributions to the professions of physical education, health education and recreation.

The event is made possible through the generous support of the Frederick Family Endowment.

The day's events will all take place on the historic "Alligator Ally" basketball court (Florida Gym, Room 105).

D.K. Stanley Day Schedule

10:30 - 11:30 AM | Lecture with Chynna Clayton

12:00 - 1:00 PM | Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 PM | Student Poster Symposium

Select which events you plan to attend by clicking "Reserve a spot"

Lecture and Speaker Details

Having a “ready for anything” mindset: My Path to the White House

Ms. Chynna Clayton, BSREC ’10, BA ’10

Chynna Clayton is the founder and CEO of Matriarch Made Development, a consulting firm that helps organizations develop high performing administrative teams and identify and address overall operating structure and events logistics inefficiencies. From helping leaders figure out their onboarding, communication flow, event logistics and how to further develop the talents of their teams, Clayton supports leading organizations in creating a systematic approach to tackling business/events challenges and bottlenecks.

Prior to Matriarch Made, Clayton worked in the personal office of Barack and Michelle Obama as their director of travel and event operations. Her career also includes administrative roles at Disney and the White House where she served as “body woman” to Mrs. Obama during the Obama administration.

Clayton graduated from University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in event management and political science and a minor in business. She currently resides in the District of Columbia with her wife Katina Hoyles.


All HHP undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff are welcome to join us for this informal lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Registration is encouraged so we can plan accordingly. Reserve your spot today!

Student Poster Symposium

The student poster symposium runs from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

Call For Student Research Posters

Please register your intent to submit by February 1. Final submissions accepted until 11:59pm ET, February 10.

We invite submissions from HHP undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs and kindly ask faculty and staff to encourage students to participate in this event. The best posters from each department will be awarded $400 and the runner-up will be awarded $250.

If you would like to participate in this event, start with registering a tentative poster title by February 1: http://tinyurl.com/Stanley2023-step1

Then provide the final poster title and an abstract (200-250 words) by February 10: https://tinyurl.com/Stanley2023-final

Please note that there is limited space for participation! Register your intent to present as soon as possible to assure your presentation space.

Interested in attending? The poster symposium event is open to the public. Reserve your spot today!


D.K. Stanley Day is open to the public and a limited number of parking has been reserved in the parking lot northeast of the O'Connell Center until 10:30 a.m. Inform the attendant you are attending "D.K. Stanley Day" to receive a day pass. Additional guest parking for a fee may be available in the Reitz Union. (See parking map for these locations.)

Please let us know if you plan to attend by reserving a spot today.


Please help spread the word and share fliers and posters via our promotional toolkit.


For more events, visit hhp.ufl.edu/events.

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