Rural Online Initiative
Extension Associate Professor, Principal Investigator
Paul Hill is a faculty member at Utah State University Extension where effectively he is an INTRA-preneur, kicking off innovative projects that range from the National 4-H Council’s Computer Science Pathway program to reach 100,000 youth in 23 states (with $1.5M funding from Google) to Utah’s Rural Online Initiative, our nation’s first legislatively funded ($2.2M) rural workforce agency that provides education/training and services for online opportunities in remote employment, freelance work, and e-commerce. He is keenly and wholeheartedly invested in diversity and inclusion for STEM education as a 4-H volunteer in FIRST robotics youth programs. As a Business Partner to Washington County he is responsible for economic development strategy and engagement. His most recent book, “We’ve Tried That Before: 500 Years of Extension Wisdom” has been adopted by Extension professionals across 43 states.