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Commencement 2017

Commencement address

Renowned Government Ethics Expert Kathleen Clark, Class of 1979, to deliver address at Commencement

Law Professor and Government Ethics Expert Kathleen Clark ’79 will address the Class of 2017 at Columbus School for Girls’ 118th Commencement.

A Law Professor at Washington University, Clark practices law in Washington, DC, focusing on issues of government ethics, legal ethics, and the law of whistleblowing. She is an Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Principles of Government Ethics, serves on the D.C. Bar’s Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee, and is on the board of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. Clark previously worked as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and as Special Counsel to the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, writing an Ethics Manual for the District’s 32,000 employees.

Clark, a member of the CSG Class of 1979, is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School. She also studied Russian in the Soviet Union and Spanish in Guatemala before clerking for U.S. District Court Judge Harold H. Greene. Clark has taught at the University of Michigan, Cornell University, Utrecht University, and the University of Economics and Law in Vietnam.

The CSG Class of 2017 includes 42 graduates on their way to 32 colleges and universities in 15 states and the District of Columbia. Hundreds of friends, family, faculty, and staff, are expected to join the School’s leadership for Commencement, Thursday, June 8, at 2:00pm on CSG’s Main Campus, 65 S. Drexel Avenue, Bexley, OH 43209.

Elements of CSG’s Commencement have been in place since its founding. Seniors have worn white dresses and carried bouquets of flowers since our first ceremony in 1899, accompanied in a formal procession by younger students and members of the faculty. The traditional Service includes songs and readings that are a part of the school’s history and also reflect the growth and diversity of Columbus School for Girls.

June 8, 2017


Seniors Arrive at Columbia House


Senior Class Photo

1:00 pm

Forms VI, IX, X, and XI Students Arrive in Official Uniform & Report to Assigned Locations


Class of 2017 Commencement