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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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 Coeds pick Morton Roth as Dream Man. The College of Engineering will have Engineer’s Day on February 25, 1955. Three women in the race for A and S Woman Senator – Nancy Shiperd the newest candidate. Chancellor Alter commends Denver. Harrison Salisbury, foreign correspondent for the New York Times will present a lecture for the series on Mass Media and Foreign Policy. Freshman stage dance on February 19, 1955 – theme is “Ebony and Ivory”. Tax help offered.
Dates: 1955 February 18
Overview Cowbabies Protest – Wyoming Rooters say “we wuz robbed” – University of Wyoming Football team lost to the University of Denver Pioneers. Christmas at Bizad. Bizad 550 Veterans. P.J.’ers Parade on Turkey Eve. Union Ruling – The Student Union Board of Governors ruled that they would no longer loan chairs to various campus organizations. Groups Protest – DE “Not Involved” in Hotel Controversy, states Alter. Engineers to hold election.
Dates: 1955 November 29
Overview 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
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 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
Overview Student Solons Meet, Receive Special Keys, Direct Campus Events. Frosh Head Deadlock to be Broken Today. British Actor Scheduled. Girl-Ask-Boy Dance Topic is “Carousel”. K-Book Given 16 Extra Pages at Board Meet. Chancellor’s Proclamation Kicks Off Safety Campaign. Directories Out.
Dates: 1961 November 10
Overview DU Seeking $25 Million – Largest Drive in History Launched by Chancellor. Candidates Certified Friday; Petitions Due Tomorrow in UP Student Activities Office. Meeting Seeks the “Ultimate”. Thank You.
Dates: 1961 October 17
Overview Johnson-McFarlane Students in Trial Period for Conduct. Exec Council Needs Six to Fill Positions. Refreshing Approach Portrays New Dean. Chancellor Alter on Nat’l Board. Campaigns to Begin; Almost Anything Goes. Immunizations Available. Cuba Visitor Raisner to Speak on Castro. All in a Day’s Work (Probably His Last).
Dates: 1963 October 15
Overview Tuition Hiked $300 Increase Effective Summer Session 1964 - Chancellor Explains Raise During Meeting of Student Representatives and Administrators. Honorary Tops Seven; Magazine Gets Award. Election Rally. John Evans, Jr. Announces the Election of Three Members to the Board of Trustees.
Dates: 1963 October 18
Overview State Department Selects DU Band as Music Ambassadors. Off to Washington D.C. Candidates Must Follow Set Rules for Campaigning. Letter to Alter – Johnson Invites Students to Capitol.
Dates: 1964 October 6