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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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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 225 Collections and/or Records:

University of Denver Students at Founders Day, 1959

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Identifier: U201.03.0011.0004.00001
Overview University of Denver (DU) students cut a cake as Board of Trustees President Robert W. Selig speaks at a podium during the 1959 DU Founders Day celebration in Denver, Colorado. Chancellor Chester M. Alter (to right of Selig) and award recipients look on. Students, left to right: Jeanette Dale (1959 Miss DU and President of Associated Women Students), Jim Sorenson (President of Student Senate), Edythe (Edie) Goldstein (President of Coed Journalists), and Steve LeSatz (Pioneers men's basketball,...
Dates: 1959

University Park Campus Model, between 1953-1966

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Identifier: U201.01.0031.0010.00007
Overview University Chancellor Chester Alter and General Chairman of the Program for New Resources John Evans are looking over the model of the University of Denver's University Park Campus in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: between 1953-1966

Westminster College of Law Graduation Exercises, 1957 June 7

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Identifier: U138.0002.0007.00003
Overview Program from the Westminster College of Law Graduation Exercises from Friday, June 7, 1957 at 8 O'clock at the University of Denver School of Commerce Auditorium Forthy-fifth Year. The commencement address was given by Chster M. Alter Chancellor, University of Denver.
Dates: 1957 June 7

Wooden Paddle signed by Chester Alter '27 and Floyd Miller Sr. 27, 1927

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Identifier: M104.04.0062.00002
Overview Wooden paddle with no markings except the two names ''Chester M. Alter '27'' and ''Flod Miller Sr '27''
Dates: 1927

"You Will Never Be Quite the Same", 1954 June 11

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Identifier: U138.0002.0001.00002
Overview Text of the commencement address "You Will Never Be Quite the Same" by Chancellor Chester M. Alter delivered at the University of Denver, June 11, 1954.
Dates: 1954 June 11