Natasha Oakes joined North Texas in September 2017 as senior associate athletic director for compliance, overseeing all areas of NCAA, Conference USA and institutional compliance for all 16 Mean Green athletics teams.
Oakes comes to Denton from Missouri Western State University, where she was the associate AD for internal operations and Senior Woman Administrator. She was a member of the athletics senior staff and had direct sport supervision over five teams while overseeing compliance needs for all of the Griffons sports programs.
Prior to her time at Missouri Western, Oakes worked for the NCAA as an assistant director of academic and membership affairs. She also spent time at the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association as an assistant commissioner for compliance. She has been a part of several NCAA panels and leadership forums and has served on various NCAA compliance and legislation committees.
Oakes earned her bachelor's degree in business from Emporia State University and is finishing work on her master’s degree in sport and fitness management from Missouri Western.