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Sanford Williams

Sanford Williams

Lecturer in Law, UCLA Law School, Special Advisor to FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel and an FCC Deputy Managing Director


Sanford is a Lecturer in Law at UCLA Law School, and both a Special Advisor to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel and a Deputy Managing Director at the FCC.

Sanford graduated from Newark Academy in New Jersey in 1983 and then enrolled at Cornell University at the age of 15, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering and an MBA from the Johnson School of Management. He later attended the University of Virginia School of Law, where he earned a J.D. in 1996, and was a member of the Virginia Law Review.

Sanford was elected to the Manassas City, Virginia School Board in 2010 and served as a member until 2021, and the Chair from 2018-2021. Mr. Williams is the first African-American Chairman of the Manassas City School Board. Sanford is also a member of the Board of Directors of Kids in the Spotlight (a Los Angeles County based organization that helps foster youth heal and grow from trauma through the power of storytelling and filmmaking), the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Education Foundation and the UVA Club of Los Angeles.