A Tribute To Black Woman Excellence - Cynthia Yvonne Slater President Volusia County- Daytona NAACP



Cynthia Slater (age 65), is a life-long resident of Daytona Beach, Florida. She attended segregated Bonner Elementary School through 6th grade, as well as segregated Campbell Jr. High School in 7th grade. Mandatory integration took Cynthia and her classmates from an all-black Campbell Jr. High School in 1968, to Holly Hill Jr. High School, where she completed her 8th and 9th grade years. She graduated from Mainland Senior High School in Daytona Beach in the Class of 1974. Cynthia was accepted into Bethune-Cookman College in January 1975, where she majored in Physical Education. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education in 1979 and graduated Cum Laude. Upon receiving her bachelor’s degree, Cynthia worked for the Volusia County Public School System as a Jr. High School Physical Education teacher and coach. She went on to become employed as a Recreation Therapist with the State Department of Education-Daytona Beach Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.


Cynthia retired from the Rehabilitation Center in February 2019 after 36+ years as a Senior Human Services Program Manager, where she supervised instructional staff/technology instructors for the past 15 years. In addition to receiving a BS in Physical Education, Cynthia received a M.S.Ed. in Special Education: Visual Disabilities, a Master of Science Degree in Teacher Leadership, and completed coursework in the Doctoral program at Walden University-Higher Education and Adult Learning (HEAL). Cynthia is a member of the Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church Board of Stewards where she is a member of the Usher Board and Lay Organization. She is a member of the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Midtown Community Development Corporation, Volusia County African American Leadership Council, and president of the Volusia County- Daytona Beach NAACP (21 years).


Prior to being elected as president of the local NAACP, Cynthia served as 1st Vice President under the leadership of the Late Branch President, Charles W. Cherry, Sr. She is a former Vice President for the Florida State Conference NAACP, former Board Member/Board of Directors-Conklin Center for the Multi-Handicapped Blind; former member of the Bethune-Cookman University Community Round-table, Bethune-Cookman College (University) Advisory Board; former Co-Chair, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee; and the City of Daytona Beach Mayor’s Alliance Board under former Mayor Glenn Ritchey.


Awards and recognition include Bethune-Cookman College (University) Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award, Centennial Luminary Award-The Bethune-Cookman College Bronze Statue Project, Distinguished Alumni of Bethune-Cookman College (University), Branch President of the Year for the Florida State Conference NAACP, Hometown Hero Award, and the Outstanding Community Leadership Award to name a few. Cynthia was also recognized in April 2011 as one of the top 30 Power People listed in the April addition of the Floridian View magazine. She has one adult daughter, Keona Slater Barnwell and son-n-law, Sean.


815 S. Kottle Circle, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Phone Number 386-679-6520

E-Mail: cynthiayslater@msn.com


My name is Duane C. Fernandez Sr. I'm Executive Producer of the two part documentary series "Keeping Up With The Corona In Daytona And Beyond". I have attached the link for

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Duane C. Fernandez Sr. / Hardnotts Photography L.L.C.

Part 1 - https://vimeo.com/653773283

Part 2 - https://vimeo.com/653773283

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