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The Kims: Good Help Is Hard to Find

Arrogance.jpgAt times this space has urged President Kim to be more exacting in staffing his administration. Too often Jim Wright’s tired holdovers have been good enough for our new leader.

This is decidedly not the case as regards President Kim’s personal staff. It seems that Jim Kim and his spouse, Dr. Younsook Lim, are now in the process of hiring yet another new House Manager for the President’s residence on Webster Avenue — the first three managers just did not make the grade during the Kim family’s initial year in Hanover.

Drs. Kim and Lim are to be commended for insisting on nothing but the best support for their endeavors. There is quite a difference between mediocrity and high quality in one’s employees. Maybe we can hope that eventually President Kim will become similarly exigent in choosing senior administrators for the College.

All that said, stories about President Kim’s revolving door House Manager position are making the round of the faculty. It seems that President Kim and Dr. Lim are difficult employers in a domestic setting. Talk of summary dismissals is rife, and no conversation goes by without reference to Kim’s exponentially increasing reputation for arrogance.

Note: There is no doubt now that President Kim has a serious problem with the faculty. He needs to get out to the departments, meet the College’s professors, and listen to their concerns about his administration and the direction of the College. Angry talk of the type mentioned above festers when there are underlying grievances.


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