COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West announced today that Andrew Simms has been hired as assistant director, governance and compliance.

In that role, Simms will support the day-to-day aspects of the Conference’s governance and compliance efforts.

Simms comes to the Mountain West from Loyola University Chicago, where he served as a compliance assistant from August 2022 to December 2023, helping modernize the Athletic Department’s monitoring systems and supplying multiple interpretations to the University’s executive-level leadership regarding potential, proposed and adopted NCAA legislation, NIL statutory law, and state-specific sports wagering laws.

Simms also served as compliance intern at the University of Maryland in the summer of 2023 and at George Mason University in the summer of 2022.

A native of Westminster, Maryland, Simms graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in business administration in 2018. He will finish his Juris Doctor at the DePaul University College of Law in May 2024. Simms also serves in the Army National Guard and holds the rank of First Lieutenant.