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Alter, Chester M., 1906-2006

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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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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 8 Collections and/or Records:

University of Denver Administrators, 1960 February 15

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Identifier: U300.01.0048.00307.00002
Overview University of Denver (DU) Chancellor Chester Alter and an unidentified individual pose for a photograph while near the ice at a men's ice hockey game against the Swedish Olympic team. Denver would go on to win the game with a final score of 5-3.
Dates: 1960 February 15

University of Denver Football Coach and Administrators, between 1953-1955

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Identifier: U300.01.0004.00015
Overview University of Denver men's football coach Bob Blackman (right) poses outdoors next to Director of Athletics Elton E. (Tad) Wieman (center) and DU chancellor Chester M. Alter.
Dates: between 1953-1955

University of Denver Men's Football Coach and Player with Chancellor, 1953 November

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Identifier: U300.01.0004.00099
Overview University of Denver Pioneers Chancellor Chester M. Alter stands with men's football player, Fred Mahaffey (Junior, Halfback) and Coach Robert ''Bob'' Blackman on the stands in the DU football stadium in Denver, Colorado in November 1953.
Dates: 1953 November

University of Denver Men's Football Coaches, between 1953-1955

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Identifier: U300.01.0004.00039
Overview Contact sheet with two group portraits of University of Denver (DU) Pioneers men's football coaches. In the above image, the coaching staff, including coach Bob Blackman, pose with Chancellor Chester M. Alter. In the image at the bottom, Coach Bob Blackman, holding a football, poses with a young boy in a football helmet, who is also holding a football.
Dates: between 1953-1955

University of Denver Men's Football Coaches and Chancellor Alter, between 1953-1955

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Identifier: U300.01.0004.00039.00001
Overview University of Denver Pioneers men's football coaching staff pose with a member of the DU administration. DU chancellor Chester M. Alter (bottom row, left) and football coach Bob Blackman (bottom row, right) are pictured.
Dates: between 1953-1955

University of Denver Men's Football Player Fred Mahaffey with Coach Bob Blackman and Chancellor Chester Alter, 1953 November

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Identifier: U300.01.0011.00138
Overview University of Denver (DU) Pioneers men's football player Fred Mahaffey stands between University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter (left) and head coach Bob Blackman.
Dates: 1953 November

University of Denver Men's Football Team, 1954

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Identifier: U300.01.0004.00073
Overview University of Denver (DU) Pioneers men's football team cheers at an airport. Coach Bob Blackman and Chancellor Alter lead the cheering.
Dates: 1954

University of Denver Men's Ice Hockey Coach Murray Armstrong with Friends, 1990 August 3

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Identifier: U300.06.0048.00060
Overview University of Denver men's ice hockey coach poses for a portrait in front of a statue in his likeness. From left to right: former men's ice hockey player Andy Herrebout, former DU Chancellor Chester Alter, Murray Armstrong, and former men's ice hockey player Dominic Fragomeni.
Dates: 1990 August 3