Chase N. Peterson
|Chase N. Peterson|
|President of the
University of Utah
|Preceded by||David P. Gardner|
|Succeeded by||Arthur K. Smith|
December 27, 1929|
|Died||September 14, 2014 (aged 84)
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Religion||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
Peterson was born in Logan, Utah where his father, E. G. Peterson was the president of what is now Utah State University. Peterson received both his bachelor's degree and MD from Harvard University. He then began a private medical practice in Salt Lake City but was later prevailed upon to return to Harvard to take up the post of Dean of Admissions. While dean of Admissions, Peterson chose to not go the route of quotas, instead choosing to hire an African-American to be part of the admissions staff, to use African-Americans in recruiting and in other ways try to affirm the university's support and inclusion of African-Americans without actual quotas.
Peterson married Ann Greta Ballif, who after her marriage was normally referred to as Grethe Ballif Peterson. Grethe was a graduate of Brigham Young University who did graduate studies at Radcliffe College, Southern Connecticut State College and the University of Utah.
He later was a vice president at Harvard, and then in 1978 became the vice president for Health Services at the University of Utah. In 1983 he became president of the University of Utah.
In 2006 Peterson received the Harvard Alumni Association medal.
Peterson died of pneumonia on September 14, 2014.
- Middle name from Marriott Library entry. "Inaugural convocation, November 18, 1983, Chase Nebeker Peterson, eleventh president, University of Utah.". J. Willard Marriott Library & S.J. Quinney Law Library catalogs. University of Utah. Retrieved 2009-06-30.
- [BY High Alumni bio of Grethe Peterson]
- Stack, Peggy Fletcher (September 14, 2014). "Former University of Utah President Chase Peterson dies". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
- Alan K. Parrish. "Harvard and the Gospel: An Informal History" in Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint History: New England, p. 131.
- Chase N. Peterson Presidential Records
- Biography connected with Peterson's receipt of Harvard Alumni Association medal
David P. Gardner
|President of the University of Utah
1983 – 1991
Arthur K. Smith
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