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UCLA Threat Response Task Force 2023 Progress Report

UCLA Threat Response Task Force Spring 2022 Report to the Chancellor

The Threat Response Task Force (TRTF) will examine UCLA’s systematic approach to how information about threat is received, assessed, responded to, and managed for the UCLA community; how corresponding threats are evaluated by the relevant campus entities, including UCPD, Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT), Consultation Response Team (CRT), UCLA Health Threat Assessment Team (TAT) and with which administrative units they collaborate; how and when cross-campus leadership and key administrative and academic units are made aware of such potential threats; how determinations are made about how and when to notify the broader community to ensure confidence and trust is maintained; which methods are most appropriate when notifying the campus community; and the effectiveness of different types of messaging. 

Threat Response Task Force Members

steve yeazell

Emeritus Professor Steve Yeazell, UCLA Law, Chair

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(310) 825-8404

Musibau “Francis” Jimoh

Musibau “Francis” Jimoh, GSA President

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Promise Ogunleye

Promise Ogunleye, Cultural Affairs Commissioner

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Robert “Bob” Pynoos

Professor Robert “Bob” Pynoos, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Health

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(310) 206-8973

Ana Esquivel

Ana Esquivel, Incoming President, Staff Assembly

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(310) 948-9289

Lucy Tseng

Lucy Tseng, Staff Advisor to the Regents

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(310) 794-0014

Special Advisor

Ron Avi Astor

​​​​Professor Ron Avi Astor, Ph.D., Crump Chair in Social Welfare; Luskin School of Public Affairs; School of Education and Information Studies UCLA

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(818) 613-3459

Administrative Support 

Michael Beck, Administrative Vice Chancellor

Michelle Sityar, Chief of Staff, Administration

Lisa Monahan, Administrative Specialist

Legal Support 

Amy Blum, Managing Counsel

The task force welcomes questions and comments from the campus community and can be reached by email at

For any media inquiries, please contact Bill Kisliuk at