Alter, Chester M., 1906-2006
University of Denver Chancellor Emeritus Chester M. Alter passed away March 6, in Santa Fe, N. M. ... Born March 21, 1906, on a farm in Rush County, Ind.
Chester M. Alter Chancellor, 1953-1966.
Sources Breck, A.D. (1996). From the rockies to the world (pg. 155); Board of Trustees Minutes – Volume P: page 183.
Chancellor Alter retires in 1966.
Sources “Chancellor Alter to Retire,” The University of Denver Clarion, vol. 70, no. 58, June 3, 1966, 1.
In 1975,a Colloquium honors former Chancellor Alter.
Chancellor Alter welcomes US Air Academy to DU (October 1955).
Announces Tuition Hike at DU (1956).
Announces New Law School and Dorm (1956).
Crowns Elaine Petersen as Homecoming Queen (1956).
Named to the Commission on International Cooperation Through Education of the Association of American Colleges.
Issues Official Women’s Week Proclamation (1957).
Awarding Yul Brynner on February 14, 1957, for his outstanding contributions to the theater and arts.
Discusses widespread interest in education (1957).
To speak at Traditional Vespers (1957).
Welcomes Newcomers to DU (September 1957).
In the Denver Clarion February 18, 1958 issue, the Chancellor calls for scientists and lawyers to work together in solving legal problems involving space travel, atomic energy, radiation and manmade climate, in an address before the 1958 Judicial Conference in Colorado Springs.
Elected Denver Rotary President - term of office from July 1, 1958 - July 1, 1959.
"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.
Elected President of the Association of Urban Universitites (1958).
States that tuition increase is a rumor (1959).
Extending congratulations to award winners during Engineer's Day (1959).
Discusses quality fctor in student selection at 1959 Founder's Day Banquet.
To receive an Honorary Degree from Boston Universtity (1959).
Gives welcome to students at convocation (1960).
Tells of $5 Million Grant to Denver U by Ford Foundation in New York.
Announces $251,000 Given University by Denver Citizens Following Ford Foundation Grant (1960).
Will give a welcom speech to the Campus Conference on Religion (1960).
Announces Phipps Ten Acre Belcaro Park Estate Given DU by Former Senators Wife Will Ultimately be Conference Center.
Proposes Plans for Ford Grant to be Used in Academic Aim (1960).
Announces Michigan State Professor (Dr. Ralph D. Wilson) is New HRM School Director (1960).
Announces that the Board of Trustees of DU voted unanimously to terminate participation in intercollegiate football, effective immediately (January 10, 1961).
Discusses why the Nursing School was dropped from the University (1961).
Gives New Student Welcome (1961).
Announces in 1961 a three-year, $25 Million Program, for new resources for the University - the largest in the 97-year history of the University.
Announces Safety Campaign (1961).
Receives a letter from President Lyndon B Johnson (September 24, 1964), asking him to choose an outstanding student leader on campus that can be sent to the White House.
At the grounbreaking ceremonies for the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) 1965.
Announces Retirement in 1966 - held Chancellor position since 1953. Decided to begin a leave of absence August 1, 1966 and retire no later than June 15, 1967. Dr. Wilbur Miller was named to fill his post until a new Chief is selected.
Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter and homecoming queen Barbara Jean Davis standing on the football field at University of Denver Stadium while Clarence Myhre speaks at a microphone and various persons in military uniform stand at attention.
Corrected Copy of the University of Denver (Colorado Seminary) Commencement Program: Ninety-fifth Year, August Fourteenth, 1959, 1959 August 14
Overview Corrected copy of the program for the University of Denver undergraduate, graduate and doctoral commencement ceremony, August Fourteenth,1959 at Ten o'Clock. Honorary degree recipient: Ina Teresa Aulls, Doctor of Humane Letters. Conferring of degrees: Chancellor Chester M. Alter.
Dates: 1959 August 14
Corrected Copy of the University of Denver (Colorado Seminary) Commencement Program Ninety-second Year: University Park Campus, June Eighth, 1956, 1956 June 8
Overview Corrected copy program for the University of Denver undergraduate, graduate and doctoral commencement ceremony, June Eighth, 1956. Honorary degree recipients: Haslett Platt Burke, Doctor of Laws; Walker Van Riper, Doctor of Science; George Carl Wilsnack, Doctor of Science. Conferring of degrees: Chancellor Chester M. Alter.
Dates: 1956 June 8
Corrected Copy University of Denver (Colorado Seminary) Commencement Program: June Eleventh, 1965, 1965 June 11
Overview Corrected copy of the program for the University of Denver undergraduate, graduate and doctoral Commencement ceremony, June Eleventh, Nineteen Hundred Sixty-five at Ten o'clock. Honorary degree recipients: John Alexander Hill, Doctor of Laws, he graduated from the University of Denver in 1928 and in 1953 was awarded the Evans Medal by the University of Denver Alumni Association; James Everett Perdue, Doctor of Laws, in 1946 he joined the University of Denver as assistant professor of social...
Dates: 1965 June 11
Corrected Copy University of Denver (Colorado Seminary) Commencement Program: June Tenth, 1966, 1966 June 10
Overview Program for the University of Denver undergraduate, graduate and doctoral Commencement ceremony, June Tenth, Nineteen Hundred Sixty-six at Ten o'clock. Honorary degree recipients: Karl Raimund Popper, Doctor of Laws, a visiting professor at the University of Denver during the Spring 1966; Louis Wilson Menk, Doctor of Laws, he attended the University of Denver while working as a railroad telegraph messenger; Arthur Lemoine Miller, Doctor of Laws, served the University of Denver for eight years...
Dates: 1966 June 10
Corrected Copy University of Denver (Colorado Seminary) Commencement Program Ninety-first Year: University Park Campus, August Nineteenth, 1955, 1955 August 19
Overview Program for the University of Denver undergraduate, graduate and doctoral commencement ceremony, August Nineteenth,1955. Honorary degree recipients: Frederica LeFevre Bellamy, Doctor of Public Service. Conferring of degrees: chancellor Chester M. Alter.
Dates: 1955 August 19
Corrected Copy University of Denver Program, Inaugural Ceremony and Commencement Exercises: August Twenty-eighth,1953, 1953 August 28
Overview Program for the University of Denver undergraduate, graduate and doctoral commencement ceremony, June Thirteenth,1953. Honorary degrees recipients: William Clyde Martin, Doctor of Divinity; Robert Hugh McWilliams, Doctor of Public Service; Clara Mitchell Van Schaack, Doctor of Humanities. Conferring of degrees and awards: Chancellor Chester M. Alter.
Dates: 1953 August 28