In November, 2016, co-sponsors of the CALS Organizational Redesign project, Dean Kate VandenBosch and Senior Associate Dean Dick Straub asked department chairs to nominate up to three people to serve on the CALS Organizational Redesign Committee, also welcoming self-nominations. The co-sponsors wanted a committee made up mostly of faculty (associate and full professors), but also some academic and university staff. 

The following people were selected as a result of those nominations. Invitations were sent in early December and all agreed to serve on the committee: