Credentials: MSSW ’74
Position title: Retired Social Worker; Former Mayor, Fitchburg, WI
Frances Huntley Cooper, MSSW ’74, has been a dedicated social worker, community leader, and an activist retiree. A longtime social worker for Dane County Human Services, and administrator of Wisconsin’s Workers Compensation Division, Frances was the first African American elected as a mayor (Fitchburg) in Wisconsin. She serves as chair for the NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, is a lifetime member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., is chair of Madison College Board of Trustees, and is a founding member of the NAACP of Dane County. Frances also has an MA degree from UW-Madison’s LaFollette School of Public Affairs.