Denise Rotavera-Krain

Denise Rotavera-Krain

Administrative Coordinator

Department/Affiliation: APEX
Phone: 330-263-2146
Office Address: 080B Gault Library

As Administrative Assistant, I support a variety of APEX projects including serving as the ARCH Coordinator and the Senior Symposium Coordinator. I coordinate and organize programs and events and also work with the students in an advising capacity, especially during ARCH. I earned a M.M. in Flute Performance at Temple University and a B.A. in Music & Psychology from Binghamton University. However, after a successful 20-year career in music and higher education, I discovered that I am most passionate about advising college students. Recently, I returned to graduate school to work toward a M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Personnel.

As an educator, I have honed my active listening skills, advising skills and problem solving skills. In addition, I aim to provide students with the tools to empower them to work through challenges and to solve problems on their own. As a professional musician, I still perform with the Ashland Symphony, Aella Flute Duo with Kelly Mollnow Wilson, and Modern Muse, with Dr. Peter Mowrey and Dr. Carrie Culver. In addition, I maintain a private flute studio at home. 

I live in Wooster with my husband Matt, daughter Maia, and cats Phoenix and Perry-the-Catapuss. 

My favorite thing about The College of Wooster is the students. I am impressed, challenged, and inspired by them every day. 


  • empathy
  • relator
  • input
  • responsibility
  • learner