Roger Salters, professor of engineering at the University of Denver, died last month at his home. He was 72 years old and had been suffering from prostate cancer.
Professor Salter was born in Switzer, South Carolina. The product of a military family, he joined the Air Force at age 17 and earned his high school diploma while in the service.
Dr. Salter was a graduate of Colorado State University. He earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering at Northeastern University in Boston and a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. Before coming to the University of Denver in 1987, he was employed by several defense contractors and had taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.