Catherine Spear

Associate Vice President, Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, University of Virginia

    Catherine Spear leads the University of Virgina’s Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR). EOCR’s mission is to ensure equal opportunity and to protect the civil rights of all faculty, staff, and students through proactive outreach and education and the effective resolution of complaints. Her office is responsible for equity and affirmative action, disability support services, and all policies applying to any form of discrimination, harassment, bias, or retaliation. Prior to UVA, Catherine served as the Title IX Coordinator for Stanford University. She also worked for the Cleveland Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education for 19 years, serving both as Chief Attorney and Director. Catherine is a member of EVERFI’s DEI Advisory Board.