Who we are

Denise Testa

Phone: (330)721-2213

Denise Testa

Testa was named Director of The University of Akron Medina County University Center in April 2013. She is responsible for the operation, management, credit and noncredit enrollment, budget and community engagement of MCUC.

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, Testa also coordinates the schedule of classes, provides leadership in enrollment management and serves as an academic advisor.

Testa 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.” Testa graduated from UA with a bachelor's of arts and master's of arts.

Jeanette L. Berger

Associate Director 
Phone: (330)721-2212


Jeanette L. Berger became a member of 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.

Berger 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. Berger was awarded the Outstanding New Academic Advisor of the Year Certificate of Merit from NACADA in 2011.

Berger 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.

Frank Gonzalez

Senior Facilities Maintenance Worker 
Phone: (330)721-2217


Frank Gonzalez joined the University of Akron Medina County University Center in November, 2013. He is responsible for facility and grounds maintenance which includes plumbing, electrical, boiler, HVAC, landscaping, grounds work, plowing and carpentry. His area is also responsible for event and rental setups.

Along with his 25+ year career in warehousing, he owned commercial properties, maintaining and leasing units within, and operated his own independent businesses.

Gonzalez was a member of the Army National Guard for 10 years and holds several certifications including OSHA 10, Tow Motor Operator, CDL licensure, Electrical training certification and experience with tile and flooring installation. Frank continues to work toward additional certifications.

Nancy Vanhecke

Administrative Secretary
Phone: (330)972-2210

Tony Williams

Facilities/Computer Support Assistant 
Phone: (330)721-2215


Vicki L. Craig

Computer Support Assistant
Phone: (330)721-2216

Vicki Craig came to the University of Akron in 1999 as a student assistant on the Wayne College campus.   She worked for two years in the Smucker Learning Center Computer Lab.  After working as a student assistant for two years, she became a part time staff member in Technical Support Services at Wayne College.  Craig’s primary responsibility as a member of the TSS team was classroom support.  In classroom support Craig dealt with a wide variety of technologies including distance learning classrooms, networking, and hardware support for various types of technology.

Prior to coming to the University of Akron Craig retired from the military.  

Jerome T. Klue

Patrol Officer UAPD #61
Phone:(330)721-2242 E-mail:

Officer Jerry T. Klue became a member of The Medina County University Center staff in November of 2012 as the first University Police Officer at our Campus. Officer Klue brings to MCUC valuable work experience as a Police Officer, Certified Teacher and Basic Police Academy Commander for the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy.  Officer Klue has an extensive Criminal Justice background of over 35 years.  His work experience includes Patrol Officer, Police Supervisor, DARE Officer, School Resource Officer, AlICE Instructor as well as being a past Chief of Police.

Officer Klue is 2006 graduate of Leadership Medina County; Officer Klue received his BS and MS from KWU in California. Officer Klue taught at Cuyahoga Community College, the Medina City schools and the Medina County Career Center.  Officer Klue has traveled the US teaching public safety communications certification for the National Emergency Communications Institute where he holds a Certified National Trainer Certification distinction.  Officer Klue lives in Medina Township with his wife Michele and triplets Jerry, Oksana and Ksenia.

Greg Mason 

Patrol Officer UAPD #62

Officer Greg Mason joined the Medina County University Center team in March of 2013.  Officer Mason retired from the Medina City Police Department as a Lieutenant after working there over 27 years.  He joined the Rittman Police Department as a part time Officer and Investigator in 2011.  He resigned his commission with Rittman in June of 2013.  Officer Mason has over 22 years of experience in investigations and has attended over 50 schools and seminars dealing with investigation, crime scene processing, interviewing and interrogation.  Officer Mason has been an expert witness in the area of Use of Force and has instructed at national seminars in the areas of Use of Force, Self Defense Tactics and developing realistic training programs for Law Enforcement Departments.  He was a certified police instructor for over ten years.

Officer Mason graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1973.  He received his BS in Criminal Justice from Kent State University in 1983.  He graduated from the FBI National Academy, class 211.  He's married and has two living children.  His youngest son passed away in February of 2013.  His oldest son is an Active Guard Reservist and is a recruiter out of the Medina Armory for the National Guard.  His daughter is a DVM, graduating from Ohio State, and works for the Sharon Center Veterinary Hospital as a small animal and equestrian Veterinarian. Officer Mason also owns his own business, G&S Fabricating, LLC in Seville where his is a custom fabricator working with steel and aluminum.  Officer Mason likes to ride his ATV and camp. Officer Mason lives with his wife Sally, in Seville.