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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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 26 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Black and white print of University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter and Chairman of the Board of Trustees John Evans Jr. looking at a model of the University Park campus showing existing and proposed buildings.
Dates: between 1953-1966
Overview The arboretum exists to curate and maintain a recognized collection of woody plants (trees, shrubs and groundcovers) that enhance the campus environment, provide research and educational opportunities and promote sustainability. The mission of the Chester M Alter Arboretum is to provide structure and methods to preserve, manage, and enhance the historic urban forest on the University of Denver's campus. Sound and effective land stewardship practices shall be demonstrated through curation and...
Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined
Overview Exterior view of the University of Denver's Mary Reed Building in Denver, Colorado. Chancellor Chester Alter and Dr. Russell Porter stand over the time capsule dug up from the lawn in front of the Mary Reed Building as part of the University's Centennial celebration in 1964. The capsule had been buried in 1951 by the senior class.
Overview Dr. Russell Porter lifts a time capsule of out of the ground as part of the University of Denver's Centennial celebration in front of the Mary Reed Building in Denver, Colorado as Chancellor Chester Alter looks on. The time capsule was placed in 1951 by the senior class to be opened by at the University's Centennial in 1964.
Overview Black and white print of the groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Denver’s Ben M. Cherrington Hall in Denver, CO. Ben Cherrington, left, shakes hands at the podium with Chancellor Chester M. Alter, right, during the ceremony, with Mary Reed Building in the background. Cherrington Hall was built in 1966 to house the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) and is an example of International Style architecture. Local Denver architect Edwin A. Francis was selected for the design...
Overview Black and white print of the groundbreaking ceremony for Ben M. Cherrington Hall on the campus of the University of Denver in Denver, CO. Ben M. Cherrington, center, sits on the stage with Joseph Korbel, applauding, at left, as Chancellor Chester M. Alter, right, speaks from the podium during the ceremony, with Mary Reed Building in the background. Cherrington Hall was built in 1966 to house the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) and is an example of International Style...
Overview Black and white print of groundbreaking ceremony for Ben M. Cherrington Hall on the campus of the University of Denver in Denver, CO, with Mary Reed Building in the background. Ben Cherrington, left, turns a shovelful of dirt as Josef Korbel, center, and Chancellor Chester M. Alter, right, look on. Cherrington Hall was built in 1966 to house the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) and is an example of International Style architecture. Local Denver architect Edwin A. Francis was...
Overview University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter holds a scissors at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Conrad Hall, part of the Denver Research Institute. Standing next to Alter are Chair of the Board of Trustees Robert Selig and an Denver Research Institute director Sandy Johnson.
Overview University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter and two unidentified persons look at music at the organ inside Evans Memorial Chapel on the University Park campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: between 1961-2008
Overview University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter talks with three unidentified persons next to the organ inside Evans Memorial Chapel on the University Park campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: between 1961-2008