Jim Boyes joined The University of Akron as a Workforce Development Consultant for the Medina County University Center in July, 2008. He was named Director of the Medina County University Center in August 2009. Prior to joining the University of Akron he served as Superintendent of the Medina County Schools Educational Services Center and Superintendent of Buckeye Local Schools in Medina County.
Throughout his career, Jim has been active with the Medina County Economic Development Corporation, Medina County Workforce Development Board and other organizations involved with workforce development.
Jim received his BA and MA from the University of Akron
Jeanette L. Berger became a member of The Medina County University Center staff in October 2008 as an Academic Adviser. Prior to joining MCUC, she worked in the Office of New Student Orientation at The University of Akron's main campus for seven years. She has also been an adjunct faculty member for UA since 2005.
Jeanette is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Medina County. She is also a member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and is the elected state of Ohio liaison until 2014. Jeanette was awarded the Outstanding New Academic Advisor of the Year Certificate of Merit from NACADA in 2011.
Jeanette earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business and Organizational Communication and Public Relations in 2004, and her Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration in 2006, both from The University of Akron.
The University of Akron Medina County University Center staff welcomed Connie King in November of 2010 as the Manager of Workforce Development. Connie brings to MCUC valuable work experience as an SBU Manager with the Corporate Learning Services Division of ACS/Xerox, as well conference and trade show management/development with PennWell Publishing. With PennWell, Connie lived in the UK and worked extensively throughout Europe and Asia, as well as parts of South American, Africa and the Middle East. She has conducted business and travelled through six continents and over 35 countries.
Connie is 2012 graduate of Leadership Medina County, where she co-chaired the class project of creating a marketing plan for Project: LEARN of Medina County, and is now a member of the Leadership Medina County marketing committee.
Connie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace College, and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at The University of Akron; expected graduation, summer 2013. She lives in Medina with her husband and three sons.
Jennifer Schweitzer joined The Medina County University Center (MCUC) in April 2008 as Office Support Specialist. Prior to joining MCUC, Jennifer taught in the Kent City and Tallmadge City School Districts. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Youngstown State University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a concentration in early childhood from Kent State University.
Mike Vonderau joined The Medina County University Center (MCUC) in 2008 as an Information Technology Student Assistant. In October, 2011, Mike became a part time MCUC staff member. Mike is currently a student at the University of Akron pursuing a degree in Computer Information Systems.
Denise Testa joined The University of Akron (UA) as Associate Director for Student Services of the Medina County University Center (MCUC) in January, 2007. As chairperson of the MCUC’s Student Services Support Task Force, Denise worked with UA departments and divisions to determine the delivery of on-site and distance student services including admissions, financial aid, registration, new student orientation and services for students with disabilities. In partnership with UA’s colleges/units, Denise also coordinates the Schedule of Classes, provides leadership in enrollment management and serves as an academic advisor.
Denise is a graduate of Leadership Medina County Class of 2009 where she co-chaired the class project, Food for Families, raising more than 16,000 pounds of food for the Coalition of Medina County Food Pantries. The Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Denise as an award recipient of the “30 for the Future.”
Prior to this position, she served for eight years as the Director of Enrollment Management and Student Services at Kent State University Tuscarawas. In that role, she worked with a team in order to design campus-wide short- and long-term enrollment management plans; develop strategic initiatives promoting student success; and deliver one-stop student services. Her experience also includes facilitating the research, development and implementation of new certificate and associate degree programs.
Denise received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from The University of Akron. She lives in Canal Fulton with her children, Kayla and Alec, and husband, Brian.
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