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Office of Student Life

Patrick Henry College focuses on both academic excellence and spiritual growth,

emphasizing both the life of the mind and the life of the Christian faith.

Office of Student Life



Sandra K. Corbitt

Dean of Student Affairs

As the Dean of Students, Sandra Corbitt is Patrick Henry College's representative in non-academic, student life matters. She works with students, parents, faculty, administration, staff, and the community to ensure that the whole of each student's collegiate experience is successful and fulfilling. The Dean of Students is responsible for advising students on non-academic policy and procedure. Dean Corbitt oversees the work of the Offices of Student Life and Residence Life.

Sandra Corbitt is a graduate of Ohio State University. She served for 19 years with Campus Crusade for Christ in a variety of positions and locations. Before coming to Patrick Henry College, she served for 3 years with The Christian Union in Princeton, New Jersey. She lives in Ashburn, Virginia.




Jeff Thornhill

Associate Dean for Men
Apprenticeship Program Coordinator

As the Associate Dean for Men, Jeff Thornhill supports the Dean of Students in non-academic, student life matters. Dean Thornhill’s particular interest is integrating Christian faith and its application into every area of life.

Jeff Thornhill comes to Patrick Henry College from Prison Fellowship Ministries, where he was the director of campus ministries. During that time he studied the Christian worldview in Chuck Colson’s centurion program in order to integrate this teaching into campus ministry curriculum. Previous to that he served 23 years with Campus Crusade for Christ as a Northeast regional director, instructor at the Howard Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership, and in several other positions in the Middle East and the U.S. He received his B.S. in Communication from the University of Utah. He and his wife, Vickie, live in Ashburn, VA and have one grown daughter.




Andrew Lonon (Classical Liberal Arts, '13)

Resident Director for Men

Andrew studied Classical Liberal Arts during his time at PHC, and graduated with the Class of 2013. Professionally, Andrew is interested in one day pursuing counseling and psychology, and perhaps making a career in student development. Beyond the office, Andrew enjoys doing anything outdoors, reading, athletics, and making music. He loves the work of listening to and advocating for students, and meeting new students at freshman orientation is one of his favorite times of the year!




Emily Carde (Literature, '15)

Resident Director for Women

As the Resident Director for Women, Emily Cardé oversees the female Resident Assistant team and supports the students in non-academic matters. She also handles many administrative details for the Office of Student Life. Her duties include meeting regularly with RAs, maintaining databases, answering phones, keeping regular office hours, handling discipline issues, and conducting cleaning inspections within dorm rooms and common areas.

Emily graduated with the class of 2015 with a B.A. in Literature. While a student she participated in soccer for one year, and sang with The Liberty Belles for three years. She enjoys reading, spending time with people, writing, going on adventures, and taking long drives through the back roads of Northern Virginia.

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