A group of Golden Gate University Project Management master’s degree program students was chosen to represent San Francisco as part of a delegation of “Next Generation Leaders” at the Western region Project Management Institute (PMI) conference. The honorees at the conference were Batchimeg Shagdarguntev, Kadri Rexha, Ramya Krishnamoorthy, and Seifeddine Mejri. The students earned this opportunity through many hours of hard work on behalf of the PMI San Francisco chapter. For example, students were entirely responsible for planning and running the 2016 annual general meeting for the chapter — including food and logistics at an Oakland A’s game.
The PMI – the global professional organization for project managers – held the regional conference in Yosemite National Park in March, which afforded PMI leaders from across the West to network and share ideas. GGU students had the chance to meet seasoned project management professionals from as far away as Hawaii. The Yosemite location allowed for unique sightseeing, which was a special treat for the international student group.
I am very proud of the tremendous positive feedback that I receive from the project management community about the students’ work. From website support to school outreach to event coordination, GGU students have impressed PMI with their skills and commitment. It’s a winning partnership.
Marie Spark, MBA, PMP®
Project Management Program Director & Lecturer
PMI SF Chapter CEO, Nathan Mellin describes the GGU students’ work as “stellar” and appreciates the commitment and support that the students provide to the all-volunteer professional organization. Mellin noted that of all the chapters, the San Francisco group had the most geographically diverse group, with students from all over the globe.
The delegation would also like to recognize Daniela Perez for her involvement in PMI volunteer activities.