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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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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 8 Collections and/or Records:

The Denver Clarion, vol. 35, issue 15, 1958 November 7

Identifier: clarion_v035i15_19581107
Overview Career Book Being Distributed for Student Use. Homecoming Queen Finalists Selected for Tuesday Voting. High School Meeting to be Held Here. Chancellor Alter Elected as President of Organization of Urban Universities. DU Directories to be Distributed Free to Students. Chapel Topic Order. DU Gunning for Unbeaten Air Force Falcons. Correction.
Dates: 1958 November 7

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

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. 37, issue 2, 1960 September 27

Identifier: clarion_v037i02_19600927
Overview Chancellor Chester M. Alter Tells of $5 Million Grant to Denver U by Ford Foundation in New York. Kennedy Blasts Republicans for Complacent National Stand in Denver Civic Center Address. Freshman Induction to Feature Three Outstanding Educators. Need Freshmen for Homecoming.
Dates: 1960 September 27

The Denver Clarion, vol. 37, issue 22, 1961 January 10

Identifier: clarion_v037i22_19610110
Overview No More Football – Chancellor Alter’s Statement. Ski Club Announces “Snow Queen” Finalists – Events Scheduled. Newman to Serve as 1961 May Days Over-all Chairman. Scholars’ Winter Program Planned. Fraternity Council to Meet Tonight.
Dates: 1961 January 10

The Denver Clarion, vol. 37, issue 5, 1960 October 7

Identifier: clarion_v037i05_19601007
Overview Figures Just Released Record 240 Fraternity Pledges on Campi. Absentee Vote Available for DU Students. Homecoming Preparations Underway as Big Weekend Activities Near. UPC Union Board Features Movies on Sunday Nights. Nominations for Freshman Class Set. Wandering Wit.
Dates: 1960 October 7

The Denver Clarion, vol. 37, issue 6, 1960 October 11

Identifier: clarion_v037i06_19601011
Overview Homecoming Finalists Chosen; Skits, House Decks Underway. Chancellor Alter Announces $251,000 Given University by Denver Citizens Following Ford Foundation Grant. Cashier Hours. First Baroque Concert Set, Will Feature Five Sonatas. Nominations Open Today. Homecoming Mum Orders to be in Tomorrow Night. Family Day Game Tickets Available.
Dates: 1960 October 11

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. 68, issue 30, 1964 February 7

Identifier: clarion_v068i30_19640207
Overview 30’ Birthday Cake Featured in Founder’s Week Festivities. Senate Postpones Vote on New Constitution. Chancellor Announces Bizad Faculty Changes. Voice of Youth Holds Conference. Applications Still Open Positions on BOG.
Dates: 1964 February 7