Thomas P. Hustoles attended the University of Michigan and University of Detroit, from which he received a B.A. in 1972. He graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1973 where
he was Editor-in-Chief of the law review. From 1973-74, he served as law clerk to the Chief Judge of the State of Michigan Court of Appeals. In 1974, he joined Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone and became a partner in 1979. Tom retired from the practice in 2013.
During his long and distinguished career, Tom represented numerous institutions of higher education, mostly in employment law matters, and he negotiated over 25 faculty collective bargaining agreements on behalf of colleges and universities. He presented at numerous national higher education conferences, and was listed for many years in Best Lawyers in America (in the management labor category), and in Who’s Who in American Law.
His many NACUA contributions include service as an at-large member on the Board of Directors from 1989-1992 as well as a member of various committees, presentations at more than 35 conferences and workshops, serving as co-author and co-editor of NACUA compendia and pamphlets, and several Journal articles. Tom was named a Fellow of the Association in 2000, and he received the Distinguished Service Award in 2006.
It was noted that Tom is one of those NACUA members who gave tirelessly to his NACUA colleagues over several decades with the Association, always ready to help analyze and dissect thorny employment law issues. His gracious offers of help were always gratefully received by all. Tom Hustoles was also a mentor to many members of our organization. Moreover, Tom also played a significant role in introducing and bringing NACUA members together in a manner that promoted lasting friendships.
NACUA is pleased to recognize Thomas P. Hustoles as a Life Member of the Association in recognition of his outstanding service and his sustained and substantial contributions to NACUA and the field of higher education law.