Michael Rinkus

Executive Vice President, Chief Academic Officer at Walsh College

Michael Rinkus

Michael Rinkus

Executive Vice President, Chief Academic Officer at Walsh College

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Michael Rinkus, DBA, is the executive vice president and chief academic officer of Walsh College.

Dr. Rinkus has been associated with Walsh College for nearly three decades, first serving as an adjunct faculty member and later as a full-time professor of Finance and Economics. In that period he taught graduate and undergraduate course in international finance, financial institutions and capital markets, financial statement analysis, and international management. On April 4, 2016, he became the interim executive vice president and CAO at Walsh.

He created and implemented a graduate class in international trade financing techniques. Dr. Rinkus also managed the Walsh College Finance Lab. He integrated its use into other disciplines and was responsible for the rollout and implementation of pedagogical materials, instructor use, Bloomberg software, and other day-to-day issues relative to the Lab.

Dr. Rinkus earned his Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) degree from Lawrence Technological University in 2015. He also received a Master of Arts in Management from Central Michigan University in 1981 and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wayne State University in 1975. Dr. Rinkus is a frequent presenter of financial topics and has a strong understanding of global business. He has visited and collaborated with University of Cambridge Office of Sustainability.

During a long-standing professional business career, Dr. Rinkus has held several increasingly responsible corporate finance executive positions, including senior vice president and national leader of trade finance, International Operations, at Comerica Bank; senior vice president of marketing and sales at JV Carr and Son; and international banking officer, Manufacturers’ National Bank.

His professional memberships have included the board of directors, Bankers Association of Finance and Trade, the International Financial Services Association, and the board of directors, Comerica Trade Services, Hong Kong. He is past president, Institute of Management Accountants, Detroit chapter. Dr. Rinkus has also written several articles on international trade for professional publications.

Dr. Rinkus is a U.S. Army veteran and is a strong supporter of Walsh College’s veterans’ programs.

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Walsh College provides relevant business education that integrates theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers through: faculty who bring meaningful scholarship, academic credentials and professional work experience to the learning process; close ties with the business community; and a supportive environment that inspires student achievement

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