Glenda Thornton

Assistant Dean Glenda Thornton

Glenda Thornton

Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room A218B 
Phone: 850.644.7826


J.D., Florida State University, 1989
B.S., University of South Alabama, 1986

Glenda L. Thornton is an experienced executive and licensed attorney with more than 25 years of achievement in the law, business, healthcare and nonprofit environments. As assistant dean for strategic initiatives, Thornton spearheads a number of alumni, student and community events on behalf of the law school.

Before joining FSU Law, Thornton served as the regional vice president, revenue cycle sales, at Accretive Health Inc. in Chicago. She previously served as general counsel at the Florida Department of Lottery, of counsel at Bateman Harden, P.A. and a partner at Foley & Lardner, LLP. 

Thornton earned her J.D. at Florida State University in 1989. While in law school, she served as an articles and notes editor for the Florida State University Law Review and earned a national championship with the Moot Court Team. She has remained very engaged as an alumna of FSU Law. Thornton received the law school’s 2005 Distinguished Alumni Award and served for several years on our Board of Visitors.