MLA calls on Aurora president to move to Fort Smith

NWT MLA Frieda Martselos is calling on the President of Aurora College to move to Aurora’s headquarters. Glenda Vardy Dell was named Aurora’s president earlier this year, and has said that she plans to live in Yellowknife due to a family member’s health concerns. While Dell has stated that she plans to travel to each campus at least four times a year in order to provide effective leadership as the institution transitions to a polytechnic, Martselos has critiqued the plan, arguing that it is a Fort Smith position. “She’s got to be told she’s got to come here,” said Martselos. “Even as ordinary MLAs, if one of our family gets ill or anything, they don’t accommodate us. So why are we doing this for senior bureaucrats?” CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.