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Fellows of the Association Award

Thomas P. Hustoles - 2000

Mr. Hustoles is a partner and member of the Michigan-based law firm, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, which he joined in 1974. He has, at one time or another, represented virtually every public college and university in Michigan in one or more employment matters. He currently serves as legal counsel to Northern Michigan University, Western Michigan University, Oakland Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, and Lansing Community College. These are in addition to serving as outside labor counsel to a host of Michigan municipalities and public school systems.

Mr. Hustoles graduated summa cum laude from the University of Detroit in 1972, and received his J.D. summa cum laude in 1973, also from the University of Detroit, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Urban Law. Following graduation, he served for one year as a Law Clerk to the Chief Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Mr. Hustoles’s contributions to NACUA have been almost unparalleled. He was a member of the NACUA Board of Directors from 1989-1992, and has been a member of virtually every Committee, including three years as Chair of the Editorial Board for The Journal of College and University Law (1988-91), Vice Chair of the Committee on Section Oversight (1992-93), and Co-Chair of the Task Force on the Role and Structure of Committees (1998-99). In 1988-89, he served as Co-Chair of the Section on Personnel Relations, Tenure and Retirement (now Employment Law). He has spoken extensively not only at NACUA CLE workshops and Annual Conferences, but at the workshops and annual meetings of many other higher education associations. He is the author of two articles in the Journal of College and University Law and co-author of three NACUA publications -- Legal Issues in Faculty Employment (1989), Regulating Racial Harassment: A Legal Compendium (1990), and How to Conduct a Sexual Harassment Investigation (1997).

NACUA is pleased to honor Mr. Hustoles as a Fellow of the Association in recognition of and appreciation for his many contributions to NACUA, to higher education, and to the practice of law.