Dorothy Hughes works full-time as the government relations liaison for The University of Kansas Hospital. She began her career in public policy as a legislative assistant for then-Congressman and now-Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas. She worked in Washington, D.C., for approximately four years before returning to her home state of Kansas. She has worked in government affairs for the University of Kansas Medical Center, in the state of Kansas’s Legislative Research Department as a fiscal analyst, and at B. E. Smith in Lenexa as a consultant and executive search professional. Her expertise spans the three levels of public policymaking: local, state and federal.
In her professional capacity with the hospital, she is involved with the Kansas Hospital Association’s Council on Policy and Advocacy, the American Hospital Association’s Government Relations Officers Network, and the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Government Relations Representatives. In her personal life, she is a board member of the Friends of the Johnson County Library, an area officer for Phi Mu fraternity, a member of the Shawnee Mission School District Committee for Excellence, and an elected precinct committeewoman.
Hughes received her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from American University