Monday, September 8, 2008

Cindy Lazarus
Cindy Lazarus

Graduation speaker to share history of public service

Cindy Lazarus’ professional career and personal principles embody her deep commitment to the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Lazarus has been CEO and President of YWCA Columbus since 2005.

She will deliver the Commencement Address to graduates of the Summer Quarter 2008 class on Friday, September 12 at 10 a.m. in Veterans Memorial, 300 West Broad St.

Prior to joining the YWCA, Lazarus served for 10 years as a Franklin County Court of Appeals judge, and ten years as a member of the Columbus City Council, with three of those years as president.  She was only the second woman president of the City Council.

Prior to joining the YWCA, Lazarus served for 10 years as a Franklin County Court of Appeals judge, and ten years as a member of the Columbus City Council, with three of those years as president.  She was only the second woman president of the City Council.

Lazarus is also past president of the Columbus Bar Foundation, and was executive director of the Leo Yassenoff Foundation.  She was named a YWCA Woman of Achievement in 1991.  She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Bellarmine College in Kentucky and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of  Kentucky School of Law.

The graduation ceremony is free and open to the public.  The Class Valedictorian is Fran Claybrooke, a summa cum laude graduate of the Paralegal Studies program, who will also deliver the Class Remarks.

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