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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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.
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Overview Chancellor to Approve – Five names selected in DU Dormitories. Busy Calendar to welcome Alumni. Covered wagon will appear. French Consul to speak at DU. Putting the Kangaroo before the Court. SDA begins new project. Float numbers for homecoming parade. CCC Freshmen pull turnabout. Mum Sale.
Dates: 1955 November 8
Overview Dorm Hours Extended – Students Assessed Two Cents for Every Minute. “Ugly Boy” to be Chosen With Contributions to United Fund. Silver Anniversary – Rocky Mountain Speech Conference Convenes. Alter Comments – Air Force ROTC Continued at DU. Two Students Commissioned Regular Army. Board of Publications are due February 10, 1956. British Consulate Head, Thomas S. Tull, to Talk at DU on February 9, 1956. February 7, 1956 is Tag Day.
Dates: 1956 February 7
Overview Million Dollar Project – Student’s Eye View and Birds’ Eye View; Construction of New Dorms to Start in May. Car Registration Period for Students Ends Soon. SSF Lecturer Says US “Great Moral Force and World Power”. ’57 K-Book Queen Judges Announced. Chancellor Alter Named to New Education Post. Faculty Members Appear in Show.
Dates: 1957 January 18
Overview June Graduates to Receive Awards at Commencement. Chancellor Alter to Talk at Traditional Vespers. Ground Breaking Fete Launches $1,700,000 Dormitory Construction – Architectural Dream. Iliff Grants Graduate Degrees to 30 Students. Spring Foothills Ready.
Dates: 1957 June 7
Overview The Campus Conference on Religion to Open with a Welcome by Chancellor Chester Alter. As of 1933-Denver Debaters Tangle, Powerful Speakers Today. Freshmen Elections Slated for Oct. 28 Despite Petitioners Appeal to Senate. Campaign Rules Announced, Speeches, Voting Dates Set for Coming Frosh Elections. Elected Officers of Dorms at DU Assume Duties. Correction. DU Debate Team to Join in Series of British Debates.
Dates: 1960 October 21