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William Roy Franta

investment executive , computer science educator

William Roy Franta, American former computer science educator, investment executive. Grant, National Science Foundation, 1979-1981. Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association Computing Machinery, Institute Management Science.

Background

Franta, William Roy was born on May 21, 1942 in St. Paul. Son of Roy Andrew and Helen Aleta (Nicholson) Franta.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, 1964. Master of Science, University Minnesota, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, 1970.

Career

Assistant professor computer science University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1970—1976, associate professor, 1976—1981, professor, 1981—1984. Associate director University Computer Center, 1976—1980. Co-director Microelectronic and Information Science Center, 1980—1981, associate director, 1981—1982.

Member computer advisory committee Science Museum, Minnesota, since 1981. Member technical advisory committee 1st Midwest Capital Corporation, 1981, vice president, 1980—1983, president, 1983—1985. Treasurer ADC Telecommunications, since 1985.

Vice president Network Systems Corporation, since 1986.

Membership

Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association Computing Machinery, Institute Management Science.

Connections

father:
Roy Andrew Franta

mother:
Helen Aleta (Nicholson) Franta