Francisco "Franc" C. Lopez is currently the National College Counseling Center (NCCC) Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Military Programs, Higher Education Resource Center. In this position, he liaises with all branches of the Active, Guard/Reserve, and Veteran communities.

Franc retired from active duty as a Sergeant Major, United States Army. His last active duty assignment was the Special Enlisted Advisor to the Director, Defense Activity for Non - Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Since retiring from the Army, he has held positions as the Deputy Director of Military Affairs for the Army National Guard Institute, Associate Director for Business Development, Northcentral University, and Military Liaison for Military Outreach, Columbia Southern University.

Born in the territory of Hawaii, he is a graduate of Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, Alaska. He received his Associates of Science degree in Business Administration from Monmouth College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, and a Master of Business Administration - Human Resources Management, from Northcentral University.