Matthew Jakobsze, J.D., has been named Saint Louis University’s Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance and NIL. Jakobsze has more than a decade of experience in college athletics. Most recently, he served as the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at the University of Missouri Columbia since 2019, where he managed the day-to-day compliance operations and was a member of the department’s senior staff. At Mizzou, Jakobsze served as the sport administrator for women’s gymnastics and women’s soccer, overseeing a gymnastics program that wrapped up the 2022 season with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championship, the highest in program history. Additionally, Jakobsze was heavily involved in the world of NIL – writing the department’s NIL policy, advising on student-athlete and donor education, and consulting on the state of Missouri’s NIL legislation. Jakobsze earned a B.A. in Psychology from Dominican University (River Forest, Ill.) in 2008, where he was a men’s soccer student-athlete and team captain. In 2011, he graduated with a Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University’s College of Law.