April 1, 2022


Aurora College Administrator, Denny Rodgers, released the following statement today.

“Aurora College President, Andy Bevan had advised me of his intention to retire earlier this year and today the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment announced his successor, Dr. Glenda Vardy Dell.

“I wish Andy and his family the very best as they embark on this new, exciting and hopefully restful chapter in their lives starting today.

“Andy Bevan took on the role of President of Aurora College two years ago and has guided it through the first phase of transformation and leaves the organization stronger and ready to undertake the next phase of transformational change. His contributions to the strengthening the foundation of Aurora College are greatly appreciated.

“Much of his leadership these past two years was managing the impact of COVID-19 and the challenges it presented. The College Team collectively changed how it teaches and how students learn with an incredible amount of innovation, dedication, compassion and imagination.

“Under his leadership, the College developed a three-year Strategic Plan, the first ever three-year Academic Plan, and a three-year Strategic Enrolment Management Plan was developed to increase student success. Transformation milestones included developing an Implementation Plan for Transformation and the Initial Areas of Teaching and Research Specialization for the polytechnic university and the passing of critical legislation providing for a tricameral governance model – the first of its kind in Canada. The transformation to a polytechnic university in 2025 remains on track.

I am confident that the College is well positioned to successfully continue along the transformation journey and with the same strong leadership team.

“I am pleased with today’s appointed of Dr. Glenda Vardy Dell as President of Aurora College and I welcome her to this new position.

“Dr. Vardy Dell has been working with Aurora College in many different capacities including Vice President, Education & Training, Senior Advisor to the President, and Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning.  At other post-secondary education institutions in Canada, she has held the positions of Dean, School of Health Sciences, and Associate Professor, and was the Executive Director of Nursing at Stanton Territorial Hospital. Dr. Vardy Dell’s knowledge of the North and post-secondary education is vast.