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Alter, Chester M., 1906-2006

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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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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 1, 1954 September 20

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Identifier: clarion_v031i01_19540920
Overview Chancellor Chester M. Alter welcomes the students to a new University year. Kangaroo Court, Australia's gift to the University, reconvenes to reprimand the unfortunate Freshman students. DU Caravan Football Game planned to be in Wyoming on October 2, 1954. Welcome Week Features introduction to life at DU. Parents Night to be held on October 8, 1954.
Dates: 1954 September 20

The Denver Clarion, vol. 34, issue 1, 1957 September 16

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Identifier: clarion_v034i01_19570916
Overview DU Welcomes New Students – All University Dance Begins Week’s Events. Officials Outline Fall Registration Time Schedules. Matriculation Mayhem. Foreign Students Feted at Dinners. Chancellor Alter Greets Newcomers to DU. Little Theater Extends Invitation to New Talent.
Dates: 1957 September 16

The Denver Clarion, vol. 37, issue 1, 1960 September 19

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Identifier: clarion_v037i01_19600919
Overview Welcome to Students. Dr. Graham Joins Faculty. Chancellor Alter to Address University Centennial Students at Opening Convocation Today. Welcome Week is Under Way. DU Registration Set This Week. Student Loans Now Available.
Dates: 1960 September 19

The Denver Clarion, vol. 38, issue 1, 1961 September 18

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Identifier: clarion_v038i01_19610918
Overview Welcome New Students – From Chancellor Alter. IFC Helps Clarify Fall Rush Rulings. University Announces Plans for Seven Days of Welcome to 1100 Newest DU Pioneers. Board Sponsors Event Calendars. Panhellenic Council Reveals Sorority Rushing Schedules. Brothers Four Coming for Wednesday Show.
Dates: 1961 September 18