Inquiry Services

myFootpath drives student inquiries to colleges and universities across the country. We build and aggregate a motivated, education-focused audience across proprietary and publisher-affiliated assets. We use extensive data filtering and analytics to turn our audience into inquiries for our college partners. We match potential students to your program, geography, and focus areas through our internal call center and across our various web properties.

Enrollment Services

myFootpath partners with colleges and universities to help them find and enroll students. We focus primarily on adult degree completion programs, and area in which our extensive experience has driven thousands of student enrollments to our college partners. myFootpath’s expertise in recruiting and enrollment has improved enrollment rates up to six times over traditional methods. Our background in college counseling and best-in-class customer relationship management systems combines personalized service with a data driven enrollment process to generate students that persist and graduate.

Retention Services

myFootpath works with college partners to help them retain students.  As part of the retention process, we collaborate with schools to help them build trusted relationships though savvy deployment of technology and follow-up. Using regular web-based check-ins and occasional phone-based intervention based on individual student needs, myFootpath helps its college partners solve many of the problems that cause students to drop out. We work with our clients to maximize student satisfaction, which translates to student persistence and graduation.

You're in good company...

myFootpath has been a very engaged partner, and was instrumental in helping
Concordia University – Chicago improve the enrollment reporting and
processes for our Accelerated Degree Program.

myFootpath’s expertise in data analysis and call follow-up strategies helped Rasmussen drive the outcomes we needed. myFootpath was an excellent representative of our brand and a collaborative partner.

myFootpath was Awarded “Best Call Center” by the LeadsCouncil for the LEADER Awards for 2015. More than 320 LeadsCouncil companies participated in voting.

myFootpath has been recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the country’s fastest growing companies in America. myFootpath was #8 in Education, #9 amongst Chicago companies, awarded for customer service and most improved in Education by the LeadsCouncil.

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Meet the team

James T. Allen

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of myFootpath, LLC

J.T. Allen is an innovator in strategic design, development and implementation. He is a former consultant with Ernst & Young/Chicago and has worked with a variety of multi-national corporations. His prior experience includes the development of a leadership program for expanding entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. Mr. Allen graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Business School.

    Gerald Nardella

    Vice President, Finance & Operations

    Jerry Nardella brings experience in finance and operations from privately held and Fortune 500 companies. Most recently he spent several years consulting and his clients have included Hyatt Corporation, Wolters Kluwer and Philadelphia Gear. His previous direct roles include CFO and VP of Operations at two mid-sized privately held companies and along with a variety of operations and accounting roles at Ecolab. Mr. Nardella has two BS degrees from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business.

      Cara Jung

      Student and College Liaison

      Cara brings over 10 years of experience in customer service and management. She has worked in both Higher Education and the Non-Profit sector. She has a Master's of Science in Mental Health Counseling. She is passionate about helping others fulfill their potential and as the College & Student Liaison she is able to assist students in taking the next steps towards future success.

        Ezekielus Starr

        Graduate Specialist - Team Leader

        Ezekielus (Zeke) Starr has over 13 years experience in educational sales.  He is passionate about helping change the lives of others through education. In his career,  he has found that higher education has the ability to change a families dynamics adding a profound effect on generations to come. Ezekielus has his Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management.

          Donna Watts

          Graduation Specialist - Team Leader

          As a Graduation Specialist employed in Enrollment Services with myFootpath and Operation Graduate. I am dedicated and committed to support of my adult students. Representing as their Advocate totally accessible with supporting dreams, career and educational goals along their journey. My mantra is "Service is Joy" I strive to keep my students encouraged and discouraged. " I am committed."

          College graduate with Bachelors in Liberal Arts from Columbia College Chicago

            Dr. James Chitwood




            Dr. James (Jim) Chitwood brings his passion, relentless energy, and deep industry expertise to the Enrollment Management function for myFootpath. Over his illustrious higher education career, Dr. Chitwood has continually succeeded at each new enrollment endeavor. He has a doctorate in organizational leadership with a dissertation researching admissions performance and satisfaction. An operations minded systems thinker with experience integrating with multiple institutional brands and a solid perspective on the role admissions excellence plays in the synergistic relationship between industry, colleges and students.

              Robyn Palmersheim


              Robyn Palmersheim is an Independent Higher Education Consultant based in Chicago, IL.

              Robyn has been working in higher education administration for more than 18 years. She has held a variety of roles in admissions, marketing and operations. Recently becoming an independent consultant, she provides enrollment management, marketing, organizational/structural development and strategic planning services.

              Most recently, she served as the Vice President of Enrollment Services for TCS Education System, a non-profit system of colleges, where she worked for five years. Prior to that she held senior management positions with Kaplan Higher Education Corporation and American Intercontinental University. She is well-regarded in the admissions field for her vast knowledge of recruitment practices and innovative solutions.

              Robyn graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University. She resides in Chicago with her husband and their two children.

                Tamara Momirović

                Business Analyst

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