Dear Colleagues:

It is my pleasure to announce that effective September 25, 2017, Mohammed Cato will begin his appointment as UCLA’s next Title IX Coordinator. In this role, Mr. Cato will lead and oversee a talented and growing Title IX team responsible for UCLA’s compliance with Title IX, including policies and procedures to prevent and respond to gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.

Mr. Cato, a fellow Bruin, brings highly relevant experience and expertise to his new role. Raised in southern California, Mr. Cato received his bachelor’s degree from U.C. Irvine before obtaining a J.D. and Master’s in Urban Planning here at UCLA. Since 2014, Mr. Cato has served as the Assistant Director of the Equal Opportunity Office and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Western Washington University. Prior to this post, Mr. Cato spent multiple years working directly with students in Western Washington University’s Department of Residence Life.

Mr. Cato will replace Interim Title IX Coordinator Jessica Price, who will soon join the University of Oregon’s legal team, having been recruited following a national search. Ms. Price has served with distinction and I am grateful for her extraordinary service. Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Price introduced Title IX Coordinator office hours, launched the Title IX staff case management team, initiated the translation of Title IX documents, and convened campus stakeholders to collaboratively address pregnancy discrimination. Ms. Price has provided invaluable leadership to the Title IX Office while working tirelessly to further my Office’s mission to build equity for all.

I also extend my thanks to the search committee and the many campus partners who assisted and provided valuable feedback throughout the search process.

Once on campus, Mr. Cato will be available to connect with campus partners by email ( and office phone (310-206-3417). Please join me in welcoming Mr. Cato back to UCLA in this new role.

My best regards,

Jerry Kang
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion