2021 PMI Roc Grants


Professional Development Grant

Academic Grant Winner 2021


We are happy to announce our Academic Grant’21 Winner: Wendy Ross!

Wendy Ross is a PMP certified project manager who was the inaugural Director of PMI Rochester's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program; she served in that role for 3.5 years. Wendy is earning a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Executive Leadership with a dissertation focus on leading diverse project teams with equity and inclusion. 

The PMI Rochester Academic Grant will go towards DEXL-709 Public & Human Relations course provided by St. John Fisher College. DEXL-709 will increase Wendy's leadership acumen and fulfill 3 credits of her doctoral studies requirements. This course examines public and human relations in the context of various private and non-profit organizations using a case study method. Students will examine the potential use of public and human relation strategies to improve connections between education and healthcare, social services, business, and other public and human service sectors. The course will also expose students to effective leadership strategies and best practices designed to improve organizational performance. Topics will include internal and external communications; partnerships with diverse organizations and audiences; strategic planning and marketing communications; crisis communication and management; media and public relations; public imaging; creative leadership; and public relations research and evaluation.

Congratulations, Wendy, and good luck!!!