William Woods University to host Jenzabar Regional Users Group


William Woods University will be the host university for the
annual Jenzabar Regional Users Group Oct. 21. Jenzabar is a leading provider of
software, strategies and services developed to meet the needs of higher education

The main focus of the meeting will be for users throughout
the region to share information, assist one another with using the software and
help to develop new or improved functions.
The Jenzabar Regional Users Group will include approximately 75
participants from colleges in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas. Representatives
from several departments on the WWU campus will also attend.
With programs that organize and maintain records, to programs
that connect departments throughout the campus, Jenzabar helps colleges and
universities in the areas of enrollment, retention and advancement.
“I use Jenzabar for 90 percent of what I do,” said Sharon
Horn, admissions applicant coordinator. “We use it to keep track of all applicant
records—when they were recruited,  when
they apply, when they’re accepted.”
She added, “Once a student attends WWU, their
grades and schedule, account information and alumni info is also entered into
Jenzabar. Owlnet is also a product that receives its information from Jenzabar.
It is an integral part of the day-to-day operations for many departments on
Horn made the arrangements to bring the event here and is
chairing a committee of Jim Long, director of university information
technology; Dr. Erin Hansman, director of institutional research, and Brenda
Foster, community development officer.
The meeting will offer a wide range of sessions designed to
help different departments, as well as different levels of user, from the basic
user to information technology staff.
Jenzabar representatives will demonstrate and promote new
software products, as well as assist users with the software they currently
have. The users group also provides an opportunity for other companies with
similar products to present them to colleges and universities in the region.
Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Gladys Woods
Kemper Center for the Arts. There is no registration fee to attend this one-day
meeting, and lunch is included. For more information on attending or
presenting, contact Horn at sharon.horn@williamwoods.edu.