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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.


Breck, 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).

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University of Denver Commencement Program May 31, 1980, 1980 May 31

Identifier: U138.0005.0001.00001
Abstract Program for the University of Denver doctoral, graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremony, May 31, 1980. Honorary degrees recipients: Frederick Amos Praeger, Doctor of Humane Letters, he was instrumental in founding the University of Denver's Publishing Institute; and Jessie Whaley Maxwell, Doctor of Humane Letters, she was the Colorado's first black school principal, she earned a bachelor of music and master of music education degrees from the University of Denver. Closing remarks by:...
Dates: 1980 May 31