PHC's administrative & financial arm keeps the College operating smoothly by providing crucial support services. All members of the PHC community, whether staff, faculty, or students, benefit from the work of these individuals.

Office of Finance & Administration


Daryl Wolking

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Daryl Wolking serves as the Vice President of Finance and Administration for the College. He is responsible for all accounting and financial reporting, financial services, A/P, student billing, and cash management, as well as supervising Human Resources. He works closely with the President, staff, and Board of Trustees to implement the budget, and he oversees the annual external audit. He also provides assessment of existing and proposed financial plans and policies to ensure good stewardship of resources.

Mr. Wolking brings with him 25 years of accounting experience in private industry. He has a B.S. degree in Accounting from Northern Kentucky University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). In 1998 he served as the Treasurer for a U.S. Congressional Campaign.

Office of Advancement

Tom Ziemnick

Thomas Ziemnick

Vice President for Advancement

As Vice President for Advancement, Tom Ziemnick oversees all of PHC’s fundraising, development, communications, and marketing efforts.

Mr. Ziemnick has spent the last twenty-five years in professional sales, management, and development positions, including the last fourteen at Patrick Henry College. He became the Assistant Vice President of Advancement in 2008, and accepted the appointment as Vice President in 2013.

Mr. Ziemnick has many passions in life, including his love of aviation. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, earning a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics, and Emery Aviation College, obtaining an A.O.S. Certificate in Aviation Technology. He began his professional career as a flight instructor for Emery Aviation College in Colorado. Airplanes and aviation are still important to him, but those passions have been supplanted by an unabashed love of Christ, his family, the education of his children, and the mission and vision of Patrick Henry College. Mr. Ziemnick and his wife, Nancy, began supporting PHC when they met Mike Farris in 2003, just after they decided to homeschool their children. Living in California, they became convinced that PHC was the right place at the right time for this country.

Mr. Ziemnick grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, so he’s proud to be a Yooper. In his spare time, if he’s not on the basketball or tennis court with some of the PHC students, he’s out enjoying the traditions of hunting and firearms he grew up with back home.

Office of Communication

Stephen C. Allen

Assistant Vice President & Director of Communication

The Office of Communication serves as the frontline for increasing brand awareness, developing new markets, deepening existing markets, and connecting individuals across America who share the PHC value proposition. The Office is led by Stephen C. Allen.

As the Director of Communication, Mr. Allen provides strategic leadership for development and execution of comprehensive communication efforts that enhance and advance the mission of Patrick Henry College and supports fundraising and student enrollment. This includes managing the College's digital identity and presence, media relations, nurturing key partnerships, and a wide range of communication and marketing strategies for raising the College's ranking and public profile.

His team develops collateral materials, presentations, and manages the content for the College’s website, PHC NewsPHC's social media platforms, and print publications—including the College's flagship publication, Founders Magazine.

Mr. Allen received his B.A. in English from Nyack College (C&MA) and earned an M.A. in Christian Thought from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. He enjoys theology, playing the drums, creative writing, live concerts, meaningful conversation, meaningful films, hiking, thunderstorms, grilling meat, photography, astronomy, creating home movies and intentional family time.

Mr. Allen and his wife, Lynn, have three children, Karis, Shiloh, and Jonah. Lynn teaches Kindergarten at Providence Academy, a Christian school in Leesburg, Virginia.


Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Office of the Registrar

Rodney J. Showalter

Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness & Planning

Mr. Showalter provides leadership to both the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. He directs the research and assessment processes that support institutional planning, policy development, and accreditation. Additionally, he administers the academic and enrollment services that support the curriculum, faculty, and students.

Over the past 20 years, Mr. Showalter has worked in both public and private education at the elementary and post-secondary levels. His years of higher education experience include enrollment services, student development, academic administration, institutional research, student learning assessment, and institutional effectiveness.  He teaches PHC's Recitations course in the Core Curriculum, in which students explore beauty in the classical liberal arts.

He has presented at national conferences such as the annual meetings of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACSCOC), the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges & Schools (TRACS), and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (AACRAO).  His presentations, publications, and research interests include leadership, aesthetics, strategic planning, student development, student learning assessment, as well as academic and administrative effectiveness processes.

Mr. Showalter earned his M.Ed. from the College of William & Mary in Educational Leadership and his B.A. from Toccoa Falls College.

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Stephen Pierce

Director of Student Recruitment

As Director of Student Recruitment, Stephen oversees and directs recruitment strategies for the Admissions team. Stephen graduated from Patrick Henry College with a degree in Classical Liberal Arts and joined the Admissions team shortly after graduating. After years as an Admissions Counselor and Senior Admissions Counselor, he felt called by the Lord to grow the college with the right mission-fit students. Stephen brings first-hand knowledge of PHC, having experience at PHC as a Campus Safety officer, Resident Assistant, Chapel Guild leader, and Teen Leadership Camps Counselor. These opportunities have given Stephen a deep institutional knowledge and an intense love for the college.

Stephen has been a pianist, composer, and church musician for over half his life. He loves to spend time outdoors in God’s Creation, particularly in the mountains, and to enjoy the beauty that God has given to man. Because of this, he loves carpentry and woodworking. Stephen married his wonderful wife Megan in November 2016, and they have three children: Janie, Ray, and Gracie.

Office of Academic Affairs


Mark T. Mitchell, Ph.D.

Dean of Academic Affairs; Professor of Government

Mark T. Mitchell serves as the Dean of Academic Affairs and teaches courses in political theory. He is the author of several books including Plutocratic Socialism: The Future of Private Property and the Fate of the Middle Class; Power and Purity: The Unholy Marriage That Spawned America’s Social Justice WarriorsThe Limits of Liberalism: Tradition, Individualism, and the Crisis of FreedomThe Politics of Gratitude: Scale, Place, and Community in a Global Age; and Michael Polanyi: The Art of Knowing. He is co-editor of Localism in the Mass Age: A Front Porch Republic Manifesto, and The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry. He is the co-founder of the web-zine Front Porch Republic. In 2008-2009, he was a fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.

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.