Monday Keynote

Dr. William "Flip" Clay

Tuesday Keynote

Dr. Kyle A. Reyes

2017 Keynote Speakers

Dr. William Clay

Dr. William "Flip" Clay is a dynamic, innovative, energetic, internationally acclaimed professional school counselor and speaker. Dr. Clay has been featured twice on Presidents Day in the education section of the Washington Post. Dr. Clay has been featured on WTTG/WDCA Fox 5 News in Washington, DC and on the Steve Harvey Morning Show (96.3 WHUR) with Mr. Tony Richards. After meeting Dr. Clay, the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice of the United States, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, recognized Dr. Clay as an extraordinary role model and leader.

Dr. Clay is the author of Post-Traumatic School Disorder subtitled Empowerment Strategies for African American Males. Dr. Clay is the founder of (Men of Ardmore) M.O.A, a data-driven, successful, elementary empowerment program. In 2011, Dr. Clay was recognized as the educator of the year by the Metropolitan Baltimore Association of Black School Educators. In 2012, The National Association of Black School Educators awarded Dr. Clay with the National Marcus Forster Distinguished Educator of the Year Award. Dr. Clay was the first professional school counselor to receive this award in their 20 year history. In 2013, Dr. Clay contributed to the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center journal series “Transforming the Educational Experience of Young Men of Color Journal Series.”  Dr. Clay is also a member of several professional organizations that include the National Alliance of Black School Educators, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, American School Counselor Association, and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. A graduate of Charleston Job Corps, he holds an undergraduate degree from West Virginia State University and a graduate degree from Virginia State University. Dr. Clay is also a graduate of the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Washington D.C.


Dr. Kyle A. Reyes

Dr. Kyle A. Reyes currently serves as Special Assistant to the President for Inclusion at Utah Valley University (UVU).  In his current role as UVU’s Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Reyes leads UVU’s Strategic Inclusion plan comprised of nearly 40 initiatives focused on making UVU a more inclusive and equitable campus.  He is in his 15th year at UVU and has spent the majority of his career in programs and services for underserved students.

Dr. Reyes is also an Assistant Professor of Education at UVU and teaches courses in Multicultural Education, ESL Methods and Family & Community Partnerships.  His research focuses on conditions for underrepresented student success throughout P-20 educational institutions.  He is the Director of UVU’s Executive Leadership program and founded the UVU’s Presidential Internship Program.  Kyle serves on the Board of Directors for The United Way of Utah County, American Indian Services and the national organization of Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education.  He is also the President Elect for 2017-18 of the Utah Chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education.  For the past two years, Dr. Reyes has served on the Governor’s Multicultural Commission and from 2012-2014, was elected by his peers statewide to co-chair the College Access Network for the Utah System of Higher Education. 

Dr. Reyes has received a number of awards including: UVU’s Board of Trustees Award; the Exemplary Educator for Diversity Award for the state of Utah from the National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME); NASPA’s Region VI Administrator of the Year Award; the top 50 Diversity Senior Executives in the Nation from Diversity MBA Magazine; and most recently, Utah Valley Business Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40. 

Kyle received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah and was the recipient of the Elmo R. & Frances Bennion Morgan Fellowship.  And…he is the advisor to the Hip Hop, Graffiti arts, and Filipino clubs at UVU.


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