Born in 1919, William Glenn Roy Sr. was Lieutenant Commander of the United States Navy and is most commonly known for the photographs he took of the sinking carrier, USS Yorktown, during the Battle of Midway in World War II.
After World War II, Roy opened his own photography business before being hired by Patrick Air Force Base in 1951 to work in the photo lab. In 1965 Roy met with Dr. Keuper and Dr. Miller of Florida Institute of Technology regarding establishing a program in the field of engineering management. After this meeting, Roy helped launch the Master’s program in Contract and Acquisition Management which he led from 1965-1970. The program started with around 125 students, prompting Roy to bring in his friend Howard Brown as a second professor.
Roy was also a strong supporter and alumni of Florida Institute of Technology, earning an MS degree in Contract and Acquisition Management at Florida Institute of Technology in 1970 and the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business Outstanding Alumni Award in 2011. Roy had also been a member of the American Bar Association since 1960. Roy died on April 10, 2015.