Derrick R. Franck

Board Member
Iowa Association of Community College Trustees
(712) 263-3159
Des Moines
Appointment Term: 
Jul 1, 2017 to Jul 1, 2021

Rick is the senior member in the law firm of Franck & Sextro, P.L.C. in Denison, Iowa. He is admitted to practice in Iowa and in Arizona (inactive) and before the United States Supreme Court.

He received his education from the United States Air Force Academy (B.S., distinguished graduate, 1970); University of Iowa (J.D., with high distinction, 1973) (Order of the Coif); and George Washington University (LL.M., Labor Law, with highest honors, 1976).

Since 1981, Rick has been an elected member of the Board of Directors at Western Iowa Tech Community College, including serving four terms as board president. He is a board member of the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees and a past chair of that organization. He has also served as an elected trustee for the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison. His other memberships include the Iowa State Bar Association; the American Bar Association; the Iowa Council of School Board Attorneys; and the Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association. He is a retired Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve.