It is with great sadness that we announce the tragically early passing of our dear colleague Samantha Jordan. Aged just 46, Samantha passed away recently after a brief period of illness, and her loss has left us all in deep shock.
Samantha was a wonderful colleague and human being. She held various roles within ARD (TQARO and Graduate Admissions) in previous years, before being appointed as a Registry Assistant within Student Services in June 2015, where we got to know her warm personality, and were able to appreciate her many qualities.
Samantha was a generous colleague, always ready to help the team at any given opportunity. She was also extremely patient and helpful with the School’s students, often going the extra mile to accommodate their requests, and doing so with kindness and a smile. She always behaved with enormous empathy towards students, especially when they were experiencing times of stress, and they frequently showed great appreciation for her help and support, offering thanks and positive feedback for her work with them.
Samantha was an avid reader and an enthusiastic art lover, and the absence of her great sense of humour and witty comments in the department will be keenly felt. LSE’s Academic Registrar Mark Thomson has spoken for us all in remembering Samantha especially “for her warmth, kindness, humour and intelligence.”
On behalf of the School, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Samantha’s parents, family and friends, and to let them know that she will be sorely missed.
Cheryl Edwardes, Deputy Head of Student Services