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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"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.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:

Milton Morris at DU Event, 1954 October

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Identifier: B063.05.0052.00050
Overview Dean Gordon Johnston, far left, Chancellor Cheston Alter, center, and Law School Alumni President Milton Morris, standing behind Chancellor Alter, with some unidentified men at a Sturm College of Law dinner.
Dates: 1954 October

Robert Selig and Chester Alter, 1956

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Identifier: U201.03.0011.0060.00003
Overview Robert Selig, a member of the University of Denver Board of Trustees, and Chancellor Chester Alter stand in front of a map of the world at the Chancellor's Report Dinner.
Dates: 1956

Robert Selig and Chester Alter, 1956

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Identifier: U201.03.0011.0060.00006
Overview Robert Selig, a member of the University of Denver Board of Trustees, stands speaking with Chancellor Alter at the Chancellor's Report Dinner.
Dates: 1956

Robert Selig and Chester Alter, 1956

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Identifier: U201.03.0011.0060.00025
Overview Robert Selig, a member of the University of Denver Board of Trustees, and Chancellor Chester Alter stand in front of a map of the world at the Chancellor's Report Dinner.
Dates: 1956

Robert Selig, Chester Alter, and John Evans Jr., between 1953-1966

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Identifier: U201.01.0120.0026.00004
Overview Black and white portrait of University of Denver Chancellor Chester M. Alter seated at his desk, flanked by Robert Selig (chairman of the Board of Trustees, 1947-1959) and John Evans Jr. (chairman of the Board of Trustees, 1959-1969).
Dates: between 1953-1966

Robert Selig Receives the Evans Award, 1961

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Identifier: U201.03.0011.0060.00022
Overview Robert Selig, a member of the University of Denver Board of Trustees, stands with Chancellor Alter and O. Otto Moore as the receives the 1961 Evans Award.
Dates: 1961

Robert Selig with Chancellor Alter as he Receives the Evans Award, 1964

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Identifier: U201.03.0011.0060.00016
Overview Robert Selig, a member of the University of Denver Board of Trustees, stands with Chancellor Alter, the 1964 recipient of the Evans Award.
Dates: 1964

Robert Selig with Chancellor Alter as he Receives the Evans Award, 1964

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Identifier: U201.03.0011.0060.00017
Overview Robert Selig, a member of the University of Denver Board of Trustees, stands with Chancellor Alter, the 1964 recipient of the Evans Award.
Dates: 1964

ROTC Sponsor Corps with Chester Alter, 1957

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Identifier: U201.01.0095.0009.00003
Overview University of Denver Chancellor Chester Alter and an unidentified man with six women comprising the DU ROTC Championship Rifle Team Sponsor Corps.
Dates: 1957

Silver Tray from Board of Trustees, University of Denver, 1966

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Identifier: M104.04.0062.00001
Overview Silver tray wtih handles, on the flat portion is the inscription: Chester M. Alter ... Chancellor, Arvilla Alter ......First Lady, With Deep Appreciation for Outstanding Leadership and Service, August 1, 1953 - August 1, 1966 The Board of Trustees, University of Denver.'' The signatures of the 33 board members are etched around the inscription.
Dates: 1966