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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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 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
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
Overview DU Seeking $25 Million – Largest Drive in History Launched by Chancellor. Candidates Certified Friday; Petitions Due Tomorrow in UP Student Activities Office. Meeting Seeks the “Ultimate”. Thank You.
Dates: 1961 October 17
Overview Greek Show has Yet to Meet Dean’s Approval. Polish People’s Resistance Movement Lionized in Korbel’s Recent Volume. IFC’s Second Meeting Emphasizes Cooperation in Fraternity Ranks. Duncan Addresses HRM Meeting. Panhell Sponsors Sorority Sextet. Alter Announces His Position on Filling Vice-Chancellorship.
Dates: 1963 October 25
Overview Alter, Administration Consider Bizad Parking. New Directories Available Today. Three Physics Professors Receive Appointments. Labor Commissioner Forsees More Jobs, More Competition. American Student Information Service Accepts Summer Employment Applications. BOG to Sponsor Football (!!) Rally. Winter Quarter Registration Will Begin Thursday, Jan. 2. Placements Office Offers Services. Final Issue.
Dates: 1963 November 22
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
Overview Jim Wills Elected MIHC President. Col. Vann, Back from Southeast Asia, Will Talk to Young Republicans May 27. Commencement Exercises to Honor Five; Alter Addresses 1200 June Graduates. Secretary Refused Parking, Protests Policies of Security.
Dates: 1964 May 25
Overview Johnson-McFarlane Students in Trial Period for Conduct. Exec Council Needs Six to Fill Positions. Refreshing Approach Portrays New Dean. Chancellor Alter on Nat’l Board. Campaigns to Begin; Almost Anything Goes. Immunizations Available. Cuba Visitor Raisner to Speak on Castro. All in a Day’s Work (Probably His Last).
Dates: 1963 October 15
Overview Tuition Hiked $300 Increase Effective Summer Session 1964 - Chancellor Explains Raise During Meeting of Student Representatives and Administrators. Honorary Tops Seven; Magazine Gets Award. Election Rally. John Evans, Jr. Announces the Election of Three Members to the Board of Trustees.
Dates: 1963 October 18
Overview Alter Names New Faculty. Applications Open. IFC President Defines Fraternity Purpose in Producing Better Man. Senate Meeting – BOP Members Selected. CU-DU Teach-In Under Discussion for Next Friday.
Dates: 1965 May 14