Edith Sim, Dean of SEC and Head of Bullying, is going. After three years in the job, in which she earned a reputation for aggression and bullying of the staff who crossed her path, she is slinking out. She along with the other imported deans has pushed the neoliberal agenda adopted by Kingston and other universities. Staff are expendable, undervalued and generally treated with the contempt by Sim and her “management” colleagues. Many have been forced out on her watch; “retirement” became like a Blade Runner euphemism.
Is she retiring herself? Let’s hope so. No other university should have to tolerate her incompetent management style, though no doubt there are a few VCs out there who wouldn’t mind hiring another bruiser. Perhaps her exit might encourage another lousy manager to go, the arch bully of them all who probably pushed Sim about a bit too. How about it Joolsy?