Candace Silver
  • Candace Silver
  • Director of Admissions

  • Email:
  • Phone: 828.898.2417
  • Office: Chaffee Administration Building, Admissions Office
  • Department: Admissions


BS, Appalachian State University
MEd, East Tennessee State University

Admissions Territories

Transfer students

Personal Interests

I am passionate about assisting students during their transition to Lees-McRae. I love the rich history and culture that make Lees-McRae and Banner Elk such a vibrant place. There is truly no better place to live and study! I love our campus' caring nature towards our students and animals. My dog Baxter comes to work with me every day, and besides working with my wonderful students, bringing Baxter to work is my favorite part!

My favorite spot on campus is Swank Park – what a view of our beautiful rock buildings and mountains! I feel so fortunate to be at Lees-McRae, and I invite you to visit campus to see why. Baxter would love to meet you!

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending quality time with my family. My husband and I enjoy traveling and attending Miami Hurricane football and basketball games. We have a bucket list of stadiums and arenas we wish to visit.

I truly enjoy getting to know prospective students through our personal admissions process, and I look forward to helping you!