Robert Harper

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Robert Harper

Extension Community Economic and Development Coordinator


Robert is an experienced economic development professional who provides innovative tools that drive systems change and positively influence the social and economic conditions of the communities we serve. He has a strong track record of redesigning systems and building programs that ensure opportunity and access. As Nevada rebounds from the economic impact of COVID-19, Robert is positioning Extension to be laser-focused on leveraging institutional resources to develop those unemployed and underemployed to compete for higher wages.

Robert leads a workforce development project where University partners with key community organizations, government agencies and employers to build a more skilled workforce.


BA, Sociology, 2016
MPP, University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 2019


Robert has a strong commitment to community and has served as a mentor to youth through more than a dozen grassroot organizations.