Student Recruitment Committee

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Departmental Representative


The Recruitment Committee is responsible for developing and evolving recruitment tactics for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as well as developing and coordinating effective information and experiential programs for prospective students.

Committee Composition and Operations

Committee Composition and Operations: The Recruitment Committee has representatives in each department who serve as primary contacts for future students. While the committee may not meet formally in a large group setting, cross unit collaboration and shared events provide opportunities to expand best recruitment practices. The committee also includes student input from various organizations including the CALS Student Ambassadors.


  • Andy Zehr, (chair)
  • Ashtyn Beek, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Tamara Kerns, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering 
  • Ben Chamberlain, Agricultural Education & Studies
  • Nate Dobbels, Agricultural Education & Studies
  • Stephanie Zumbach, Agronomy
  • Jodi Sterle, Animal Science
  • Kelsey Powell, Animal Science
  • Don Beitz, Biochemestry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology
  • Lauren Ramos, Em Kapler & Sarah Wehner, Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology
  • Amy Brandau, Economics
  • Alison Esser, Genetics, Development & Cell Biology
  • Barb Clawson, Horticulture
  • Maggie Sprecher, Global Resource Systems
  • Amanda Chung, Natural Resource Ecology & Management
  • John Burnett, Natural Resource Ecology & Management
  • Susan Cramer, Microbiology
  • Ramesh Balayar, Sociology
  • Howard Tyler, administration liaison
  • Katy Heineman, administration liaison
  • Breanna Wetzler, administration liaison