Pritchard, Ross, 1924-2020
In 1978, Pritchard was installed as the 14th Chancellor of the University at the August 10 Summer Commencement ceremony. Pritchard officially started July 3, 1978. In 1984, the Board of Trustees fire Pritchard as Chancellor. Pritchard died in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on July 8, 2020, reportedly of Alzheimer’s disease.
CitationBreck, A.D. (1996). From the rockies to the world (pg. 187).
Board of Trustees Minutes – Volume S: page 121.
Breck, A.D. (1996). From the rockies to the world (pg. 193).
Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: M130.0005
Overview Pritchard's Papers
Dates: 1940s, 1970s-1980s
Overview Program for the University of Denver doctoral, graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremony, August 14, 1981. Closing remarks by: Ross Pritchard, Chancellor of the University.
Dates: 1981 August 14
Overview Images of University of Denver Chancellor Ross Pritchard: 33 black and white prints, including Pritchard speaking at convocation; with Irving Kornfield and Steven Antonoff; with Robert Hetyel; with wife Emily; with Charles Kuvalt and Dorothy Goodstein at Chancellors' Society dinner; speaking at a faculty meeting; with Melvin Calvin and Gareth Eaton at a lecture preceding groundbreaking ceremony for the Seeley Mudd building; with Allan Phipps; and several headshots and portraits of Pritchard. 9...
Overview Black and white print of portrait of University of Denver Chancellor Ross Pritchard.
Dates: between 1984-1989
Overview Images of University of Denver Chancellor Ross Pritchard: 14 black and white prints; including Pritchard with William Coors at construction site of new law building; with Melvin Calvin and Walter Koch at groundbreaking of Seeley Mudd building; speaking at a business executives' symposium; with Jeanette King and Rose Dodelzak; and with Frank Ricketson. 2 sets of black and white negatives with contact sheets. 8 sets of black and white negatives without contact sheets; including Pritchard with Mr....
Program of the Inaugural and Commencement Ceremonies University of Denver August 18, 1978, 1978 August 18
Overview Program for the University of Denver Inaugural ceremony for the charge and investiture of Ross Pritchard as the Fourteenth Chancellor of the University of Denver as well as for the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral commencement ceremony, August 18, 1978. Honorary degree recipient: Allan O. Pfnister, Doctor of Laws, former executive vice chancellor and acting chancellor of the University of Denver. Remarks by: Ross Pritchard, Chancellor of the University.
Dates: 1978 August 18
Overview University of Denver Public Relations caption written by Adolph "Bud" Mayer on DU Public Relations letterhead describing photo of Chancellor Ross Pritchard receiving gift from William Coors by the Adolph Coors Foundation to help defray operating costs on the Park Hill Campus. Pritchard and Coors are standing in front of the new law school building being built on that campus.
Dates: 1983 May 25
Overview Melvin Calvin and Walter Koch, chair of the Board of Trustees at the University of Denver, pose with shovels at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Seeley Mudd Science Building on the University Park campus of the University of Denver while Chancellor Ross Pritchard picks up his shovel.