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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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 225 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Homecoming revisited. The Chancellor and Queen Fran – Queen Fran De Young was named queen and coronated by Chancellor Alter. Chloe! Where’s Chloe? – Herb Hoard peeks out of the HRM Victor television looking for Chloe in the production of “Suspense” at the Greek Talent Show. Goodbye, Cruel World – The DU football player flushed the Utah Aggie down the toilet, as the judges awarded Lambda Chi Alpha first place for their house decoration. There’s Method to Our Madness – The Phi Kappa Sigma’s prize...
Dates: 1955 November 15
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 Foundation Awards Grant – DU Received half-million dollar gift from the Ford Foundation. Health insurance plan is proposed. Law School elects new governing board. Record number register for Winter Term. First evening chapel on January 8, 1956 – Vespers to offer flexible program. Ansel Talbert to speak at DU on “America’s Military Strategy”.
Dates: 1956 January 6
Overview DU Protests Liquor Code – “Detrimental” States Alter. Pulchritude Personified – finalists named for title of 1956 Kynewisbok Queen. Grad Students Interviewed by Companies. 45 Members of the Choir Leaves on Colorado Tour (February 3, 1956). Ugliest Man Elected on February 8, 1956. Hockey Coach Neil Celley Resigns. Publications Board announces two vacancies.
Dates: 1956 February 3
Overview Dorm Hours Extended – Students Assessed Two Cents for Every Minute. “Ugly Boy” to be Chosen With Contributions to United Fund. Silver Anniversary – Rocky Mountain Speech Conference Convenes. Alter Comments – Air Force ROTC Continued at DU. Two Students Commissioned Regular Army. Board of Publications are due February 10, 1956. British Consulate Head, Thomas S. Tull, to Talk at DU on February 9, 1956. February 7, 1956 is Tag Day.
Dates: 1956 February 7
Overview DU Raises Tuition – Quarter Hour Hike Effective Next Year (1957); announced by Chancellor Alter. Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) Vetoes Name Band Proposal 13-1. The Associated Women Students (AWS) Women’s Week February 19-27, 1956. Victor G. Reuther, assistant to the vice president of the newly combined AF of L and CIO Labor Unions, named Sixth Lecturer, February 20, 1956.
Dates: 1956 February 17
Overview Who’s Who Announced – Thirty Students Picked for Book. Chancellor Alter Discusses New Tuition Raise. DG (Delta Gamma) SAE (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) Give to Blood Bank. Greek Holidays Queen Finalists to be Chosen on March 6, 1956. AWS Elects New Officers – Elizabeth (Vandy) Vandegrift was elected president of AWS; Elizabeth Fackt is Keynote Speaker.
Dates: 1956 February 28
Overview DU to Lease CC Building – 99 Year Lease; Structure Razed. Spring Registration Nets 5300 Students. DU Ski Team Wins 3rd Straight NCAA Meet at Winter Park. Harmon, Alter Address Confab – DU Arnold Air Society Hosts National Conclave.
Dates: 1956 March 30
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 Yearbook Distribution Launched by Capers. Chancellor Will Give Degrees Friday, June 8, 1956. Dr. Robert Mead to Head New Student Aid Program. Deadline for Trustee Grants Set by Board.
Dates: 1956 June 1