MEDINA COUNTY UNIVERSITY CENTER
Who we are
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.
David S Parry
Academic Adviser II
David S. Parry was recently moved to the Medina County University Center from the main campus where he served as an Academic Adviser II for 13 years. He served in the Academic Advisement Center, Summit College, College of Health Professions and the Center for Academic Advising and Student Success. David is also an active member in the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), the Ohio Academic Advising Association (OHAAA) and ZACADA. He serves as the Faculty Advisor for Theta Chi Fraternity and Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. David enjoys helping students and is happy to now be serving at the Medina County University Center.
Senior Facilities Maintenance Worker
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.
Department Administrative Secretary
Facilities/Computer Support Assistant