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Cindy A. Bank

Associate Director, Program in Practical Policy Engagement

Prior to coming to the Ford School, Cindy spent more than 22 years in the University of Michigan's Washington DC office where she served as a liaison for the University with Congress, the Administration and national higher education associations on policy issues of higher education, immigration, and tax policy. She has worked closely with students, alumni and many of the schools and colleges and administrative units across campus.


Before joining the University of Michigan she held positions in the government relations departments of Social and Health Services, the Close Up Foundation and the Animal Welfare Institute. She holds a bachelors of science of natural resources from the University of Michigan.

Areas of Expertise

  • General P3E program information
  • Advocacy/Lobbying
  • Community/Relationship building
  • Government relations
  • Networking
  • Washington, D.C.