Early Learning Hub

Paul Smith

Benton County - Early Childhood Education

Paul is the current Executive Director at Strengthening Rural Families, a nonprofit that supports prevention and wellness programs for families and individuals. He serves on many local and regional coalitions including; The Parenting Success Network, The Benton County Positive Youth Development Coalition, The Health Equity Alliance, The Oral Health Coalition, and the 4-H Advisory Board. He is the Chair-elect of the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship and the former Chair of the Accreditation Council of the Association for Experiential Education. He has a BA from Lake Forest College and an M.S.Ed from Northern Illinois University.

Paul and his family live in Corvallis. He is an avid surfer, who takes advantage of any meeting at the coast to get in a few minutes of surf-time.