The Rinker Center for International Programs is Ball State’s resource for international study and activities. With the support and engagement of faculty, students, and the local community, we are at the heart of Ball State’s commitment to international teaching and learning.

Mission Statement

The Rinker Center’s mission is to serve Ball State University by fostering collaborative and stimulating interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and interactive relationships between students, faculty, and staff.

Our Services

About Marshall E. Rinker Sr.

Marshall Rinker Sr.The Marshall E. Rinker Sr. Center for International Programs was dedicated Oct. 23, 2006, honoring the philanthropist and founder of Rinker Materials Corp.

"Doc" Rinker was born in Muncie, Indiana, in 1904 and attended Ball State 20 years later.

Although his time at Ball State was brief, the experience left a strong impression on his life. The Rinker family's generosity and legacy help our students to see the world, expand their minds, and dedicate themselves to incorporating the world’s best ideas and practices into their careers and their daily lives.