Melanie Strodtman Named Industry Analyst for Jenzabar

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Strodtman to Provide Clients with Strategic Guidance, with Focus on Retention Management and Institutional Intelligence

Melanie’s experience in technology combined with her thorough knowledge of the higher education marketplace enables her to offer the highest caliber of strategy for our clients

Jenzabar®, Inc., a leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, announced today that former Executive Director and Chief Information Officer for the Associated Colleges of Central Kansas Melanie Strodtman has joined Jenzabar as Industry Analyst. She will provide counsel for Jenzabar software development as well as strategic guidance to Jenzabar clients on ways to tailor technology and implement effective solutions to maximize their technology investment.

The new Industry Analyst will support strategic initiatives, with a focus on retention and institutional intelligence as it relates to technology, and will help augment the value of Jenzabar solutions for client institutions. Strodtman will serve as the industry expert for Jenzabar’s Institutional Intelligence and Jenzabar’s Retention Management Solution product lines. In that role she will concentrate on extending retention technology to support strong graduation rates at institutions, and applying the principals of business intelligence to the strategies and goals of higher education.

“Melanie’s experience in technology combined with her thorough knowledge of the higher education marketplace enables her to offer the highest caliber of strategy for our clients,” said Robert A. Maginn, Jr., Jenzabar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Jenzabar continues to make great strides in the areas of retention and institutional intelligence, and with Melanie’s leadership and expertise, we will be able to bring our client’s success rates to new levels.”

With over 25 years experience in the higher education industry, Strodtman most recently served as the Executive Director at the Associated Colleges of Central Kansas (ACCK), a consortium of six higher education institutions that provides technology support and shared academic programs for its members. Prior to that position, she was the Chief Information Officer at ACCK. Strodtman managed a staff of 15 and was a long-standing Jenzabar customer and user.

“I am looking forward to applying my experience to help Jenzabar execute innovative initiatives that will benefit our client institutions,” said Strodtman. “Working as a true partner with our customers, we’ll introduce exciting new opportunities to implement technology solutions that will solve their challenges and meet their unique institutional needs.”

During her time at ACCK, she was elected to the National Association of Jenzabar CX Users committee and served as chair of the committee for four years. She also served as a member of the Jenzabar Advisory Group, the Jenzabar’s Internet Campus Solution committee, and the Jenzabar Learning Management System committee, and as a member of Jenzabar’s “The Club for Innovators.”

About Jenzabar, Inc.
Jenzabar, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software and services developed exclusively for higher education. With more than 35 years of combined experience offering technology solutions to colleges and universities, Jenzabar is the trusted partner of choice to more than 700 campuses worldwide, including private liberal arts, state, and community colleges and business, medical, law and other graduate schools. Jenzabar is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with regional offices located across the United States. For further information, please visit

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