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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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 9 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract 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.
Abstract University of Denver College of Arts and Sciences Dean James E. Perdue helps Chancellor Chester M. Alter into his traditional red vest for Homecoming 1953, which was in Alter's first homecoming as Chancellor of DU.
Dates: 1953 November
Abstract It’s Homecoming – Nancy Corpening is announced as Homecoming Queen by Chancellor Alter on November 3, 1954. Her Royal Court also includes Audry Eklund, Sheila McConnell, Patricia Nichols and Patricia Rose, all of whom will reign over the Homecoming festivities.
Dates: 1954 November 5
Abstract Class nominations on October 11, 1955 – Arts and Science in Little Theater, Bizad in Room 247 and Engineers in E1-1. Dr. Margaret Mead is first Social Science Foundation Lecturer on October 17, 1955. Chancellor Alter welcomes US Air Academy. Paul Plath named “Apron King” at Fall Ball. Homecoming Chairmen to meet in Pioneer Room. Patricia Beck, was featured as a cover girl on a woman’s magazine in Spain. Sponsor Corps Deadline; Voting by Cadets October 15, 1955. All-School Dance hosted by Kappa...
Dates: 1955 October 11
Abstract Football game on October 14, 1955 crucial as DU must win in to stay in Championship Race. Financial trends at the University upward. Homecoming Queen applications due on October 14, 1955. Dr. Margaret Mead, noted Anthropologist and author will speak at the Student Union on October 17, 1955. Chancellor Alter says DU has made much progress.
Dates: 1955 October 14
Abstract 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
Abstract 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
Abstract Camera Retraces DU Homecoming Events. Various images from Homecoming Activities – Chancellor Alter crowns Homecoming Queen Elaine Petersen. Image of the BYU-Denver Game. Image of a Float. Beard Growers Extraordinary. Petticoats of Paris.
Dates: 1956 November 13
Abstract 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