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About APLU

Craig Lindwarm

Craig Lindwarm
Craig Lindwarm
Assistant Vice President, Congressional & Governmental Affairs


  • December 2, 2016
  • April 26, 2017
  • October 27, 2017
  • March 22, 2018

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.