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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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 15 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Homecoming revisited. The Chancellor and Queen Fran – Queen Fran De Young was named queen and coronated by Chancellor Alter. Chloe! Where’s Chloe? – Herb Hoard peeks out of the HRM Victor television looking for Chloe in the production of “Suspense” at the Greek Talent Show. Goodbye, Cruel World – The DU football player flushed the Utah Aggie down the toilet, as the judges awarded Lambda Chi Alpha first place for their house decoration. There’s Method to Our Madness – The Phi Kappa Sigma’s prize...
Dates: 1955 November 15
Overview Who’s Who Announced – Thirty Students Picked for Book. Chancellor Alter Discusses New Tuition Raise. DG (Delta Gamma) SAE (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) Give to Blood Bank. Greek Holidays Queen Finalists to be Chosen on March 6, 1956. AWS Elects New Officers – Elizabeth (Vandy) Vandegrift was elected president of AWS; Elizabeth Fackt is Keynote Speaker.
Dates: 1956 February 28
Overview Student Union Opened on CCC – Modernistic Improvement Is Welcomed By Students. DU Goes Automatic – Image showing one of the new vending machines on the CCC Campus. Panhel Council Moves to Open Fall Term Sorority Rush Period. Chancellor Alter Holds Dinner. Court House Square Project Takes Building. Choir Auditions. Caravan Leaves for Wyoming. Vehicle Registration. Kangaroo Court Coffee Hour on CCC and UPC September 28, 1956. New Student Union can hold 269 more people. Beginning This Week – a...
Dates: 1956 September 28
Overview Campaign Begins Today – Candidates Verified for All-School Election on Tuesday. Family Night Feature of Denver-New Mexico Game; Free Tickets for Relatives. Chancellor Alter Announces New Law School and Dorm. K-Book Picture Deadlines. Annual Sigma Chi Rodeo Saturday, October 20, 1956.
Dates: 1956 October 19
Overview Coed Officers – Nomination Caucus Scheduled to Select AWS Candidates. Kennedy’s Speech Changed to Arena After Ticket Rush. Vie for Engineer’s Queen. Judges Named for Engineering Projects. Chancellor Cites Need for Solution of Legal Versus Scientific Problems. Clearing House Moderator Terms Seminar “Success”. Greek Holiday’s Queen Nominees Due on Thursday. Applications Due Tomorrow for Homecoming Chairman. Religion Majors Hold Daily Devotional Period.
Dates: 1958 February 18
Overview Women Take Over Denver Campus – Annual Women’s Week Proclaimed by Chancellor. Fuller Resigns SSF Position for National Job. First Elimination Judging is Tonight in Greek Week Queen Competition. Prof. Back from Engineer Meet. Tuition Increase is Just Rumor, Chancellor States.
Dates: 1959 February 17
Overview Quality Factors to be Emphasized, Alter Tells 500 at Founders Banquet. La Retta Miller, 1959 Greek Queen, Reigns at Formal. Placements Has Summer Job Offers. Malone Opens Law Center Ground-Breaking.
Dates: 1959 March 10
Overview Phi Beta Kappa Elects Burke, Siegham. Alter Proposes Plans for Ford Grant to be Used in Academic Aim. Wieman, Senate Committee Agree to Hockey Ticket Plan. Dr. Linus Pauling Will Speak Here on Civil Liberties. New Clues Given in Stereo Contest. Nurses Present Hospital Follies. Soundproof Rooms are Available for Student Practicing.
Dates: 1960 November 18
Overview No More Football – Chancellor Alter’s Statement. Ski Club Announces “Snow Queen” Finalists – Events Scheduled. Newman to Serve as 1961 May Days Over-all Chairman. Scholars’ Winter Program Planned. Fraternity Council to Meet Tonight.
Dates: 1961 January 10
Overview Student Senators, Lacking Quorum, Table Amendment. “My Friend, the People’s Poet” Topic of Chancellor’s Address. Mathematics Major Chosen as Phi Beta Kappa Member. Lamont Recitals to Feature Both Students, Faculty. Library Expands Hours for Finals. Student Housing Advance Rental Fee is Subject to July 1 Payment Deadline, AAUP Chairmen, Named by Foster.
Dates: 1961 March 10