MEDINA COUNTY UNIVERSITY CENTER

Who we are

Denise Testa

Director
Phone: (330)721-2213
E-mail: dtesta@uakron.edu

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

E-mail: jlb9@uakron.edu

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

E-mail: fgonzalez@uakron.edu

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.


Tony Williams

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

E-mail: amw86@uakron.edu


Vicki L. Craig

Computer Support Assistant
Phone: (330)721-2216
E-mail: vc3@uakron.edu

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.