University Partnerships

Evolving the project management profession involves outreach to practitioners, organizations and academics. Project Management Institute (PMI) has recognized that to advance the profession, chapters need to partner with universities to educate the next generation of project professionals. Today, PMINEO partners with several universities across Northeast Ohio to evolve the business mindset and promote student leadership skills. The PMINEO Student Development team is always looking to engage with additional universities to expand our current partnerships. Contact us at



Baldwin Wallace University is an independent, liberal arts & sciences university located in Berea, Ohio, offering bachelor's and master's degrees, certificates and professional education programs. After more than 175 years, BW is still characterized by leadership and innovation in education. Through a foundation of arts and sciences, students learn how to think critically and communicate effectively. BW's majors build on that crucial foundation, with many leading-edge programs that develop tangible professional skills and career options that match student’s academic passion. It was founded in 1845 as Baldwin Institute. The school merged with nearby German Wallace College in 1913 to become Baldwin-Wallace College. Today BW enrolls around 3,050 full-time undergraduate students, 800 evening and weekend adult learners, and 830 graduate students. BW is known for its education, business, neuroscience, and music programs. BW is home to the Riemenschneider-Bach Institute and the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. The BW Conservatory holds the title for the oldest collegiate Bach Festival in the nation.


Founded in 1826, Case Western Reserve University is an independent research university located in Cleveland's University Circle, a square mile urban district of cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions. CWRU holds membership in the Association of American Universities, and is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and by several nationally recognized professional accrediting associations. Case Western Reserve University, offers more than 100+ undergraduate programs, about 160 graduate and professional options, and more than 145 dual-degree programs. Or study in one of seven online master’s degrees or more than a dozen non-credit online courses. CWRU’s programs span arts, sciences, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing, dentistry and social work. Students can also pursue art and music degrees thanks to close partnerships with the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Case Western’s engineering program was the first to be ABET-accredited, and the school is part of the Global E3, which gives engineering students the opportunity to study abroad.


Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution with nearly 16,000 students, 10 colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs. According to the Brookings Institution, CSU is No. 18 in the U.S. among public universities. CSU is the only Ohio university in the top tier of the Brookings list. U.S News & World Report consistently lists CSU among America’s Best Colleges and Universities. Engaged Learning connects CSU students with 3,000 co-ops, internships and other experiential learning opportunities with employers in virtually every industry, ensuring they graduate fully prepared to succeed in their chosen professions. In 2018, CSU’s addition to Washkewicz College of Engineering and new School of Film & Media Arts established the first standalone film school in Ohio – located on the top floor of the Idea Center at Playhouse Square. Campus International School and MC2STEM High School provide pathways to college for young people, by way of the Education Park that CSU has created with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. CSU serves unmet healthcare needs in our community through the Partnership for Urban Health. CSU has teamed up with Case Western Reserve University to lead the way in evolving the internet of things.


Founded in 1963 as Ohio’s first and largest community college, Tri-C has provided high-quality, affordable education and programs to more than 1 million community members. More than 1,000 credit courses are offered each semester in more than 200 career and technical programs. Tri-C also grants short-term certificates, certificates of proficiency and post-degree professional certificates. More than 600 noncredit workforce and professional development courses are offered each year. Tri-C serves students at four campuses and at numerous off-campus sites strategically located throughout the county.


Kent State University is the highest-ranked public university in northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists by U.S. News & World Report. Kent State also holds the esteemed distinction of being one of only five institutions in Ohio to be recognized as an R1 top-tier research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, a Twinsburg Academic Center and academic sites in locations around the globe – such as New York City; Florence, Italy; and Curitiba, Brazil – Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910. Kent State offers over 300 degree programs, among them 250 baccalaureate, 40 associate, 50 master's, and 23 doctoral programs of study, which include such notable programs as nursing, business, history, library science, aeronautics, journalism, architecture, fashion design and the Liquid Crystal Institute. As of 2021, Kent State was the third-largest university in Ohio with an enrollment of over 34,000 students in the eight-campus system and over 25,000 students at the main campus in Kent.