Tom Thruston Williams

Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs & the Institution

Tom Williams obtained a B.A. and a M.A. in Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego, and worked as a software developer for nearly 20 years prior to pursuing his education in law.

Williams was awarded a J.D. in May of 2007 from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude – Order of the Coif for his standing in the top 10 percent of the class. He also was recognized for his efforts in the community by receiving Highest Pro Bono Distinction. While attending the College of Law, Williams mentored other law students, served on the curriculum committee, and devoted more than 150 hours to pro bono projects.

As Chief of Staff and Assistant Dean of Operations and Information Technologies, Williams works with the Dean, faculty and staff to oversee many aspects of the day-to-day administration of the College of Law.


B.A., University of California, San Diego

M.A., University of California, San Diego

J.D., Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, ASU