In November 2022, PBA publicly launched the GodSized Dreams campaign, announcing a multi-phase masterplan for campus renovation. A gift of $26 million from John J. and Sheila Rinker—the largest in PBA’s history—kickstarted plans for the campaign’s first building project: a new home for the Rinker School of Business. This flagship building will be located in the center of campus, standing as a symbol of excellence and the future of PBA. The beautiful six-story, stateof-the-art Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Business Hall will house multi-purpose classroom spaces, faculty offices, a trading room, event spaces and collaborative and individual study rooms. Additionally, it will offer expanded space for the LeMieux Center for Public Policy and the Titus Center for Franchising. Below you will find the most updated renderings of this exquisite new building.
The stunning Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Business Hall will embody and reflect the excellence of PBA’s Rinker School of Business. The building will upgrade the business program in a way that is responsive to the evolving demands of West Palm Beach’s business sector, equipping students to better serve businesses within the community and beyond.
Palm Beach Atlantic University’s valuable location in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach—a booming business destination—provides students with an abundance of internship and career opportunities and an expansive professional network. Kelly Smallridge, president and CEO of Business Development Bureau, stated, “The recruitment of some of the nation’s biggest names to Palm Beach County has transformed the area into a top corporate destination, rich with technology, innovation and research.”
The growth of PBA’s business program comes at an optimum time, as national businesses plant themselves in West Palm Beach. PBA business students and local businesses enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship, with businesses and financial institutions constantly seeking out PBA students for their skill, work ethic and outstanding character and integrity.
The God-Sized Dreams campaign has received immense support from the community. PBA has cultivated a network of local leaders, philanthropists and professionals who believe in PBA because they have seen the impact PBA makes in the city of West Palm Beach. The aim of the God-Sized Dreams campaign is not merely to improve PBA’s facilities; it is to maximize the potential that PBA’s prime location offers so that students have greater opportunities to positively impact the community and the world. The Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Business Hall is just the first step toward this goal.