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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

Director of Internship Programs
Director of Apprenticeship Programs
Associate Dean of Students

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.



Stan Crocker RD for Men

Stan Crocker (History, '17)

Resident Director for Men

As the Resident Director for Men, Stan works with the Deans, Resident Assistants, and students to help students thrive in non-academic matters. He has been blessed by the work of previous RDs and hopes to edify current and future students. Spiritually, he is interested in the ministry and prayer of a local church and working with young men as they transition to manhood.

Stan was raised in southern New Hampshire and moved to North Western Connecticut in high school. He loves the outdoors, including hiking, fishing, baseball, and Ultimate Frisbee.  Some of his favorite memories of PHC are hiking trips and frisbee games, and he looks forward to making more memories in the future!



Julianne Owens

Julianne Owens (Government: International Politics & Policy, '17)

Resident Director for Women

As the Resident Director for Women, Julianne Owens 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.

Julianne graduated with the class of 2017 with a B.A. in Government: International Politics and Policy. She is an adventurer at heart with a wanderlust spirit and a love for people. She is passionate about understanding other countries and cultures and will never say no to midnight stargazing, a strong cup of coffee, or a long drive on Virginia's backroads.

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