The Title IX office is responsible for UCLA’s compliance with Title IX, including the policies and procedures to prevent and respond to gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. The Title IX Office investigates all such claims filed against any member of the campus community.
Interim Sexual Harassment Prevention Officer and Title IX Coordinator
Before becoming the Interim Title IX Coordinator, Ms. Price served as the Appeal Body Chair for student sexual violence/ sexual harassment matters at UCLA. Ms. Price received her bachelor’s degree with Honors from Yale College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. After serving as a judicial clerk for federal trial and appellate courts, she served as a civil rights litigator for an impact litigation non-profit organization, where she worked on issues involving education equity and disability accommodations, and earned recognition as California Lawyer Attorney of the Year for her work in education.
LaNell Kay Shirley
Ms. Shirley came to UCLA in 2014 after moving from Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to joining the UCLA Title IX team, Ms. Shirley worked as an attorney with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Legal Services Office where she focused primarily in the area of family law in both state and tribal courts. Ms. Shirley received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and English from Arizona State University (ASU) and went on to receive her Juris Doctorate and Indian Law Certificate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU in 2012. In addition to her work as an attorney, Ms. Shirley also worked in communications and event planning for the National Indian Gaming Association and the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. Ms. Shirley is admitted to the state bar of Arizona and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.
Ms. Myers returned in 2016 to her alma mater UCLA to join the Title IX Office serving as a Complainant Resolution Officer/ Title IX Investigator. Before coming to UCLA she worked as a Title IX Investigator at the University of Southern California, conducting investigations, developing sexual misconduct institutional policy and best practices, and creating and presenting prevention education programming for students. Before that, she worked for ten years at FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & merchandising) rising to the role of college-wide Student Affairs Director, in which her duties included serving as the Title IX Coordinator. She holds bachelor degrees in political science and history from University of California, Los Angeles, and also received her alcohol and drug counseling certification from UCLA Extension.
Ms. Goldman returned to UCLA in 2016 to join the Title IX team as an Investigator with a focus on matters involving faculty. She previously worked as an employment lawyer for nearly 20 years at the law firms of Ogletree Deakins and Munger, Tolles & Olson. She has conducted investigations into discrimination matters, trained supervisors and other personnel about anti-discrimination laws and policies, developed anti-discrimination policies and practices, and mediated and resolved discrimination disputes, in addition to other matters. Ms. Goldman earned her bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford University and her Juris Doctorate from University of California, Los Angeles where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. Following law school, Ms. Goldman worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert E. Coyle on the Eastern District of California and also worked as an Adjunct Professor teaching employment law at Loyola Law School.
Response Team Coordinator
Ms. Herrera is the Title IX Office Response Team Coordinator where she provides analytical and executive support to two campus Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Response Teams. She graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s in Sociology and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from Keller Graduate School of Management. Most recently Anel served as Associate Administrator for the UCLA Longevity Center and has worked in the fields of education, human resources, information technology, and research. As a Bruin, Anel continually strives to live by the True Bruin core values including making a positive impact on the world through public service and therefore regularly volunteers for such causes as military vet support, domestic violence education and outreach, political campaigning, and mentorship programs.
Ms. Puryear joined the Title IX team in December of 2016. As the Intake Coordinator, Ms. Puryear is responsible for the initial assessment of non-sexual violence matters reported to the Title IX Office, recommending an appropriate response, and facilitating alternative resolutions. Paula is also a screenwriter, lawyer, essayist and Founder & Editor In Chief of RevelInItMag.com, the culture and lifestyle blog about The Fully Realized Life. She’s a graduate of Duke University and Columbia University School of Law, has written for 20th Century Fox, Lifetime and ABC and occasionally appears on HuffPost Live. In addition to her Title IX role, Paula is currently at work on a novel and developing projects for TV.
Ms. Bell came to UCLA in 1998 working in the Division of Geriatrics. In 2000 she started working in the Title IX/Sexual Harassment Prevention Office. Cathy is the first contact person for the university community and outside entities doing business with the Title IX office. She manages highly sensitive, confidential information and directs to the appropriate Title IX staff members, manages training calendars for the Title IX office in coordination with the Title IX Coordinator, Complaint Resolution Officer and Response Team Coordinator, research data and support the Title IX office.