Gardner, Candice L
Administrative Assistant to the President
(801) 863-3000
(801) 226-5207
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Last Updated: 11/30/15 -

Candice Gardner has served as the Executive Assistant to President Matthew Holland since 2010. Some of her duties include; managing the President’s calendar, travel arrangements, incoming office calls and visitors, and supervision the Presidential Office support staff.

She began her professional career at what was then Utah Valley Community College as administrative assistant to the Associate Vice President of Facilities and then assistant to the Chief of Police. She watched the institution become a state college before leaving the workforce for over a decade to raise her children.  Joining the workforce again in 2006, she worked in the private sector performing in multiple positions simultaneously including mortgage lending, supervision of loan processing, capital funding, trucking manager, account controller, and office manager. Candice then chose to come back to her professional origin and obtained a position at UVU as administrative assistant to former Interim President and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Elizabeth Hitch, until she joined the President’s team.

Candice received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Utah Valley University in 2013. She has an amazingly supportive husband, Bruce, and four beautiful children, McKelle, Kylie, Michael, and Katrina.