The Batten School Names Craig Lindqvist as New Associate Dean for Administration

Craig Lindqvist

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy has named Craig Lindqvist the new associate dean for administration. Lindqvist will succeed Bill Ashby as the chief financial and administrative officer for the school.

With an outstanding record of accomplishment in strategy, finance, technology, and other administrative functions, Lindqvist comes to the Batten School from CFA Institute, a global association of investment management professionals, where he served in a variety of senior leadership roles overseeing organizational planning and financial management, financial operations, market intelligence and business analytics, procurement, payroll, and other functions. Most recently, as head of global business operations, he developed a comprehensive operating strategy and built the teams, processes, and technology to empower a network of affiliated organizations operating in 80 countries to deliver in-person professional learning experiences to their members.

“Craig Lindqvist brings extraordinary skills and a collaborative spirit to the position of associate dean for administration,” said Batten School Dean Ian H. Solomon. “He is superbly positioned for this role, and we are thrilled that he has agreed to join us.”

Lindqvist began his professional career as an engineer for The Boeing Company before serving in the U.S. Navy as a supply corps officer, where he developed practical experience in leadership, personnel management, and financial supply chain logistics. He went on to receive a master’s degree in business administration focused in finance and operations management from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2010, he completed the Accelerated Master’s Program for Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia.

Reflecting on his new role, Lindqvist said, “This is such an exciting moment in the growth of the Batten School during a time when rigorous policy formulation and the associated leadership needed to affect positive change has never been more important. It is a privilege and honor to support the school’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni in our efforts to improve the common good in Virginia and the world more broadly.”

As a senior member of the leadership team, Lindqvist will work closely with the entire Batten community. His first day at the Batten School will be March 3, 2020.