Jason Wynne Hughes

Jason Wynne Hughes is a seasoned government and public relations professional. He has held senior level positions within the offices of former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, and New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu. In addition, he has served as a senior advisor and cabinet member to two higher education system presidents. A seasoned political strategist, Jason has been involved in numerous campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels, and has served as campaign manager or consultant for several successful candidates. Throughout his career, Jason has been cited as a pragmatic, strategic thinker and consensus builder, and, is considered a top public policy researcher and legislative strategist

A native of New Orleans and a proud product of New Orleans’ Public School System, Jason received his bachelor of arts in political science (with honors) from the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Southern University and A&M College. He actively researches and publishes on issues related to urban education; global Black populations; historically black colleges and universities; and comparative international education. Jason serves on numerous boards, is a faithful member of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, a Life Member of the McDonogh #35 Senior High School Alumni Association and the Southern University Alumni Federation, and is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.