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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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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 4 Collections and/or Records:

The Denver Clarion, vol. 31, issue 26, 1955 April 29

Identifier: clarion_v031i26_19550429
Overview Martha "Marty" Garrison crowned Denver U’s May Queen by Chancellor Alter on April 28, 1955. Junior-Senior Prom “Jungle Jive” to occur at the Student Union on April 30, 1955. Sleepy Time Gal – Cathy Smith. Bill Walen – head of the 1955 May Days, annual spring fiesta on the DU campus. Football time again – kickoff time rolls around at Hilltop Stadium at 2pm on Saturday April 30, 1955.
Dates: 1955 April 29

The Denver Clarion, vol. 35, issue 32, 1959 February 17

Identifier: clarion_v035i32_19590217
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

The Denver Clarion, vol. 35, issue 35, 1959 February 27

Identifier: clarion_v035i35_19590227
Overview Engineering Student Have Their Day Today – Engineer Schools Hold Open Houses; Present Laboratory Displays, Exhibits. Engineers Give Science Display in Open House. Dr. A.C. Hall to Address Convocations; Knudson, Alter Congratulate Winners. Civic, Mechanical, Electrical Displays. Public Opening of Greene Hall Today.
Dates: 1959 February 27

The Denver Clarion, vol. 35, issue 38, 1959 March 10

Identifier: clarion_v035i38_19590310
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