CEDEC is administrated with the following organizational structure: Director, Research Associates (internal voting members), Research Affiliates (external, non-voting), Advisors (internal or external, non-voting), and Staff. The Director is selected based on the recommendation of Research Associates in consultation with Department Chairs and Executive Committee.

The Center is governed collectively by the Research Associates. A Project Committee oversees the planning, budgeting, and spending on CEDEC activities. The Project Committee is composed of the Director (chair of the committee) and two Research Associates; the Committee meets on need-basis to allocate research funds, decide current initiatives, judge proposals submitted by the faculty, evaluate collaborations with other research centers and seek external funding.

The current organizational structure of CEDEC is outlined in Members.