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Craig Lindwarm

Craig Lindwarm
Craig Lindwarm
Vice President, Congressional & Governmental Affairs


  • December 2, 2016
  • Craig Lindwarm participated in a roundtable discussion on: New and Traditional Ways of Advancing the Higher Education Agenda at the 23rd annual Higher Education Government Relations Conference organized by the AACC, AASCU, APLU, and CASE.

  • April 26, 2017
  • APLU’s Craig Lindwarm participated in a panel on law and policy at a recent meeting of the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International. Lindwarm discussed the new administration, Congress, and implications for higher education.  

  • October 27, 2017
  • APLU’s Director of Congressional & Governmental Affairs, Craig Lindwarm, was invited by the Office of the House Democratic Whip, Steny Hoyer, to brief Chiefs of Staff, Legislative Directors, and Legislative Assistants on the importance of passing legislation to extend authorization for the Perkins Loan Program.

  • March 22, 2018
  • Craig Lindwarm, APLU's Assistant Vice President for Congressional & Governmental Affairs, spoke to the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students at their spring Advocacy Summit. His presentation helped prepare the students for advocating on concerns related to the PROSPER Act. 

In June 2012, Craig Lindwarm joined the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).  At APLU, Craig is the lead on legislative and regulatory issues of higher education access, affordability, accountability, campus safety and other issues within the purview of the Higher Education Act including related budget and appropriations priorities. Craig is also the lead on tax and business related issues impacting universities as educators and employers. With extensive experience on immigration policy, Craig remains deeply engaged in policy to expand opportunities for international students, faculty, and researchers to advance their contributions to the United States.

Craig’s commentary on higher education policy has been featured in Politico, CQ-Roll Call, Inside Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and University Business. 

Prior to joining APLU, Craig served as a Senior Legislative Assistant and Deputy Communications Director on Capitol Hill where he led policy work on education and judiciary issues and new media communications for a member of Congress. Craig is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law where he earned a J.D. and Binghamton University, State University of New York, where he earned a B.A. in political science and history.