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NACUA's Distinguished Service Award

Thomas P. Hustoles - 2006

Tom Hustoles is a senior principal in the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone. For over 30 years, he has represented universities, community colleges, school districts, municipalities, and private sector employers in the full range of employment and other general matters. He has served as outside counsel to Northern Michigan and Western Michigan Universities, and has represented more than 30 other colleges and universities in one or more employment matters and/or as general outside labor counsel. Mr. Hustoles attended The University of Michigan and received his B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Detroit and his J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Detroit Law School.

Since joining NACUA in 1975, Mr. Hustoles has served on virtually every Association committee, many of them for several consecutive years. He served for three years as Chair of the Editorial Board of The Journal of College and University Law, and he also was Chair of the Task Force on ABA Specialty Certification, Co-Chair of the Task Force on the Role and Structure of Committees, and Vice Chair of the Committee on Section Oversight. He was a member of the NACUA Board of Directors from 1989-1992 and was named a Fellow of the Association in 2000 in recognition of his many contributions to the higher education legal profession.

In addition to his committee work, Mr. Hustoles has been a presenter at nearly 40 NACUA Annual Conferences and CLE Workshops. He is the author or co-author of three articles for the JCUL, and a co-editor of two NACUA compendia – Regulating Racial Harassment on Campus and Legal Issues in Faculty Employment. He also is a co-author of the NACUA pamphlets, How to Conduct a Sexual Harassment Investigation and Negotiating a Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Tom Hustoles’ service both to NACUA and to higher education has been extraordinary. For more than 30 years, he has shared his expertise and experience with his NACUA colleagues for the benefit of the institutions they serve. NACUA is pleased to present him with the 2006 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his selfless contributions and the distinction he has brought to our profession over many years.