A consummate planner, Thomas Olson always had an eye toward the college’s future and worked closely with Candice Albert over the past five years to ensure a seamless transition when he retired. Candice, who has been with the college nine years, was named director of administration and finance in December 2015 and has taken over most of Thomas’s responsibilities, guided by his expertise. Candice, who already had a business degree, earned her master’s in human services counseling: executive leadership from Liberty University, completed the Administrative Management Institute at Cornell University, and graduated from the Virginia Tech Management Academy as part of the long-term plan to ensure a smooth transition.