Suzanne Rinker

Sr. Director of Development
TEMPE Campus


In her role as senior director of development, Suzanne Rinker leads a comprehensive development program that supports the W. P. Carey School’s fundraising priorities by securing philanthropic investments. Additionally, she works closely with Dean Amy Hillman and academic leaders to identify and address fundraising needs and opportunities.

She has over 12 years of experience in higher education, with the majority in the development sector. Prior to this role, she served as the senior director of development for The Ohio State University’s college of arts and sciences. In her time at Ohio State, she collaborated with the divisions of natural and mathematical sciences and social and behavioral science, securing millions of dollars in gifts, pledges, and planned gifts, which included a gift that created the first chair in data analytics and the first professorship in chemical physics at Ohio State.

She previously served on the board of directors for the Junior League of Columbus and has been an active community volunteer. Rinker received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Texas Tech University.