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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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 Football game on October 14, 1955 crucial as DU must win in to stay in Championship Race. Financial trends at the University upward. Homecoming Queen applications due on October 14, 1955. Dr. Margaret Mead, noted Anthropologist and author will speak at the Student Union on October 17, 1955. Chancellor Alter says DU has made much progress.
Dates: 1955 October 14
Overview DU Welcomes Freshman Today – Orientation Program Begins Academic Year. Fall Registration Plans Announced. DU to Caravan to Wyoming. Tryouts for First Theater Production to be this week. Chancellor Alter Welcomes New Students.
Dates: 1956 September 17
Overview Camera Retraces DU Homecoming Events. Various images from Homecoming Activities – Chancellor Alter crowns Homecoming Queen Elaine Petersen. Image of the BYU-Denver Game. Image of a Float. Beard Growers Extraordinary. Petticoats of Paris.
Dates: 1956 November 13
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
Overview UFD Solicitations Begin Next Week. Chancellor Alter Issues Official Women’s Week Proclamation. Vive La Women! – Chancellor Alter pictured issuing the official proclamation. Senate Group Considers CC IK (Intercollegiate Knoghts) Violations. Rocky Mountain Speech Confab to Open Thursday. Hockey Tickets.
Dates: 1957 February 5
Overview Student Union Opened on CCC – Modernistic Improvement Is Welcomed By Students. DU Goes Automatic – Image showing one of the new vending machines on the CCC Campus. Panhel Council Moves to Open Fall Term Sorority Rush Period. Chancellor Alter Holds Dinner. Court House Square Project Takes Building. Choir Auditions. Caravan Leaves for Wyoming. Vehicle Registration. Kangaroo Court Coffee Hour on CCC and UPC September 28, 1956. New Student Union can hold 269 more people. Beginning This Week – a...
Dates: 1956 September 28
Overview Yul Brynner to Appear at DU Thursday, February 14, 1957. Speech Conference is Scheduled for DU. Founder’s Day Speaker Named – Arthur Flemming. Social Science Profs Hold Policy Seminar. Folk Singer to Appear at Iliff Next Wednesday. IFC Queen Finalists Selection on Tuesday. Union Movie Sunday. DU Enrollment Decrease Blamed on Tuition Rise. Docked Around the Clock.
Dates: 1957 February 8
Overview Phi Beta Kappa Hears Director, Founder of Mental Health Academy. Final Instructions Released for June Commencement. University to Host National Methodist Youth Confab. Chancellor Discusses…Widespread Interest in Education. Outstanding Musicians.
Dates: 1957 June 4
Overview June Graduates to Receive Awards at Commencement. Chancellor Alter to Talk at Traditional Vespers. Ground Breaking Fete Launches $1,700,000 Dormitory Construction – Architectural Dream. Iliff Grants Graduate Degrees to 30 Students. Spring Foothills Ready.
Dates: 1957 June 7
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