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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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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 6 Collections and/or Records:

The Denver Clarion, vol. 31, issue 31, 1955 June 3

Identifier: clarion_v031i31_19550603
Overview Carroll Galbreath appointed assistant to Chancellor Alter. Rev. William Rhodes will arrive for Methodist Confab and named as the chaplain of DU by Chancellor Alter. Richard “Rick” Brogan appoints K-Book staff. Five Citizens to receive DU’s Honorary Degrees. CCC editor elected.
Dates: 1955 June 3

The Denver Clarion, vol. 33, issue 24, 1957 January 18

Identifier: clarion_v033i24_19570118
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

The Denver Clarion, vol. 33, issue 9, 1956 October 19

Identifier: clarion_v033i09_19561019
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

The Denver Clarion, vol. 38, issue 15, 1961 November 10

Identifier: clarion_v038i15_19611110
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

The Denver Clarion, vol. 69, issue 56, 1965 May 28

Identifier: clarion_v069i56_19650528
Overview New A and S Dean Announced – Edward Lindell Selected by Chancellor Alter. Teach-In – State Department Envoy Arrives. Ford Fellows Program Selected Eighteen New MA Candidates. 1965 Kynewisboks Distributed June 9.
Dates: 1965 May 28

The Denver Clarion, vol. 70, issue 58, 1966 June 3

Identifier: clarion_v070i58_19660603
Overview Chancellor Alter to Retire – Miller Named to Fill Post Until New Chief Selected. Admissions and Records Director Discusses Current Procedures. K-Book Handout Set for Tuesday. Last Clarion.
Dates: 1966 June 3