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The Smart Choice for Higher Education

The Digital Transformation in Higher Education is Here

For the Client. With the Client.

The Jenzabar Difference

Jenzabar has built a partnership with its clients that is unique in the industry. Our associates have spent their careers working in higher education, providing them with unmatched insight into the long-terms needs of our clients. We design our products to meet those needs, not to satisfy some fleeting trend in the marketplace. And we consult with our clients at every step of the design process, so we can match our vision to your vision. The result: products that are intuitive to use, affordable in cost, and powerful in action.

Our Mission

Created out of a passion for education and a vision for technology, we believe all lives are worthy and capable of greatness and are blessed with masterpieces within. Our mission is to explore, build, and invest in innovative and disruptive technologies and services to empower and transform higher education for all to achieve greatness personally, at home, at work, and in the world.

No matter the size of your enrollment or the scope of your programs, we can help you fulfill your mission. We have products designed for every institution. 

Four-Year Private

As private colleges and universities do not receive funds from state legislatures, you rely heavily on tuition and private contributions. Jenzabar helps you build strong relationships with your constituents. Not only is this good for students–it’s critical for your financial stability.

Four-Year Public

State-supported colleges and universities are often targets for cost cutting. Your institution is undoubtedly trying to do more with less. With Jenzabar, you’ll always get a high return on your technology investment.

Two-Year Institutions

It’s a difficult time as most two-year institutions are grappling with fluctuating enrollment and diminishing state support. Jenzabar equips you to respond to these challenges with a greater focus on student success and institutional accountability.

Continuing Education

Continuing education departments must meet the unique challenges of workforce development, certificate, adult learning, and other non-traditional programs. Jenzabar offers administrative software solutions meet the needs of institutions offering non-traditional programs.


Consortia provide a forum for members to share ideas, concerns, and resources. Jenzabar partners with consortia to enhance the academic experience for students and faculty as well as to improve operational efficiencies through shared resources.

Specialized Schools

Whether your specialized college is focused on providing specific degree and/or certificate programs, Jenzabar will work with you to deliver on your mission.

Online Institutions

From promoting student success without the benefit of in-person interactions to providing the caliber of services required by accrediting organizations, online institutions face unique challenges. Jenzabar has the solutions to help you achieve your goals.

Associations and Organizations

Professional associations and membership organizations benefit their membership base by inspiring partnerships for learning within professional networks. Jenzabar can foster these learning opportunities and support the efficient operation of your organization.

Numbers Never Lie

At Jenzabar, we translate advances in technology into advances in educational opportunities. Our products let you transform your campus into a world-wide arena of learning, letting you expand your mission to any student, anywhere. 


Campuses Worldwide


Decades in Higher Education


Faculty and Administrators with Jenzabar Solutions 


Make Decisions with Confidence

Jenzabar Analytics will let you follow the facts rather than rely on guesswork. The solution provides you the evidence-based insights you need to confidently make critical decisions.

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Believers in Education. Leaders in Innovation.
We’re Dedicated to Our Mission of Helping You Fulfill Yours.

Ling Chai Maginn: President & Chief Executive Officer
Ling Chai Maginn
President & Chief Executive Officer

Ling founded Jenzabar in 1998. Prior to Jenzabar, she worked as a consultant at Bain & Company, a leading global business and strategy consulting firm. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master of Liberal Arts in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and an undergraduate degree from Beijing University.

Patricia Barnett: Vice President, Human Resources
Patricia Barnett
Vice President, Human Resources

Pat leads all Human Resource initiatives to benefit the associates of Jenzabar and has been with the company for over 30 years. Pat holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Kennedy Western University. She has held a Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification with the Society of Human Resources for over 12 years, and also holds a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) Certification.

David Kaupp: Vice President, Marketing
David Kaupp
Vice President, Marketing

David leads corporate and product marketing for Jenzabar, responsible for strengthening the company’s brand through integrated marketing programs that support demand generation, sales enablement, thought leadership, and product development. David has nearly 30 years of experience leading many marketing departments and branding initiatives for start-ups, private, and public companies that resulted in measurable growth and success.

Prior to Jenzabar, David owned an advertising agency that staffed marketing and technology teams designed to increase market share in both domestic and international B2B/B2C markets. He has also held marketing executive positions at award-winning companies such as Xeros and Converge. David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Marketing from Boston College.

Les Zimmerman: Vice President, Product Development
Les Zimmerman
Vice President, Product Development

Les is a product leader and visionary with a record of successfully delivering solutions for higher education success.  He started his software development career at Jenzabar as a programmer analyst and has moved up through the company over the last twenty-five years as an application architect/developer, database administrator, and director of product of development.

Before joining Jenzabar, Zimmerman worked as a software engineer at a property casualty insurance company.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Bridgewater College.

Brian Allen
Brian Allen
Vice President, Sales

With almost 25 years of experience in higher education emerging technology, Brian is leading the global sales initiatives for Jenzabar, spurring new engagements and supporting long-term relationships with institutions around the world. He has been an entrepreneur helping grow successful technology companies, including his first company out of college.

More recently, Brian worked at Marketo, leading the organization’s entry into the higher education market. He also launched the early stage mobile ed tech startup Engage2Serve in Chennai, India. Brian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mark Pover, CPA: Vice President, Finance
Mark Pover, CPA
Vice President, Finance

With more than 30 years of entrepreneurial experience as a CPA, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operational Officer, Mark is responsible for overseeing all financial operations, information technology and security across Jenzabar. Mark has served as the Chief Financial Officer for several other companies across a range of industries, including software development, entertainment and video games, incentive marketing, ecommerce, and financial technology and services.

Mark is a licensed certified public accountant and a former partner at a leading accounting firm. Mark holds a Master of Science degree in International Management and Business Operations from Walsh University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Accounting and Finance from the University of Michigan.

Irene Porokhova: General Counsel
Irene Porokhova
General Counsel

Irene is the General Counsel of Jenzabar. She leads the Legal Department and is responsible for all legal and compliance matters at the company. Before working at Jenzabar, Irene was the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at a Fortune Global 50 company where she was responsible for North and South American operations, focusing on IT and managed services. As an attorney in the corporate department of a large international law firm and a management consultant at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Irene has advised numerous domestic and international companies on mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment matters, corporate governance, compliance, and other legal issues.

Irene holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Mount Holyoke College (Phi Betta Kappa and magna cum laude), a Master’s Degree from Columbia University (Presidential Scholar), and a Law Degree from the Boston College Law School.

Become a Partner

Jenzabar’s Strategic Partnership Program delivers industry-leading applications, infrastructure and managed services that complete the Jenzabar One eco-system. Our selection of best-in-class technology solutions allows you to achieve all of your goals with Jenzabar One and beyond.

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Hear From Our Customers

“Jenzabar has improved our efficiency in many departments on campus. Our office of Student Success has developed a system of early intervention using the Jenzabar Retention software that has kept our retention rate consistently above 90% and increased our level of engagement with students. Workflow has been improved, access to student data has been simplified, and data and reporting tools are much more accurate.”
Client Testimonial: Parker University

Alaina Mount
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Parker University

“The experience we gained through working with the Jenzabar team has facilitated Charleston Southern University’s technological acceleration. The robustness and flexibility of the system enabled us to advance a print-focused, labor intensive system, and completely automate and clean up the whole campus data-wise. We’ve gone paperless.”
Client Testimonial: Charleston Southern University

Lisa Fleming
Director of Computer Operations
Charleston Southern University

“For the Registrar’s Office, getting rid of a lot of the paper has opened up new doors and sped up the process, which in turn means that students are able to have better conversations with their faculty. For Admissions, communicating with students and applicants though email and printed mail is now fast and easy. What used to take days now only takes minutes.”
Client Testimonial: Gordon College

Jon Williams
Software Architect and Strategist
Gordon College

“Jenzabar helps me to serve our students well by equipping me with tools to do my job well. I love how responsive they are to client suggestions and feedback and allow us to feel like we’re a part of the product improvement process.”
Client Testimonial: Grove City College

Mandie McCreadie
Enrollment Coordinator
Grove City College

“Jenzabar has always been extremely helpful and supportive of our initiatives, whether it be implementing new products, being open to enhancement requests, training/consulting visits, operational assessments, etc. I can't possibly list all of the ways Jenzabar associates have helped me along the way in my years working with their products.”
Client Testimonial: Bluefield College

Steve Kessinger
Director of Information Services & Technology
Bluefield College


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